A lone ranger making a traffic stop is one of the most intense situations rangers face while working at Mount Rainier National Park, said a former park ranger.
“You never know who you are going to deal with,” said John Wilcox, who worked at the park for 28 years, including as a law enforcement ranger.
“You’re all alone, miles from any kind of backup. It would take a long time for any backup to reach you. Your only connection is that person in the communication center,” he said.
Wilcox, who retired in 2000, talked about the situations faced by the …