(AP Photo/Sublette County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Katherine A. Peterson)
(AP Photo/Sublette County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Katherine A. Peterson)

A longtime sheriff's deputy has retired over a dress code change in a Wyoming county.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers has the story.

There's a fashion kerfuffle brewing in Sublette County, Wyoming.

Sheriff Stephen Haskell, who's been on the job for three years, recently imposed a new dress code of black pants, tan shirt, black combat-style boots and a black ball cap, much to the dismay of former Deputy Gene Bryson.

I say "former" because, Gene retired last week after 28 years with the department - and about 40 years in law enforcement overall...

The reason? 

The new dress code doesn't include the traditional cowboy hat and cowboy boots.

Haskel argues the cowboy boots are slippery on ice and cowboy hats can blow away in the wind.

Bryson says he'll give up the job before he'll give up his boots.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.