Walt Longmire is the charismatic, dedicated, and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Longmire's adult daughter, Cady, is concerned about her father—particularly his excessive beer drinking and messy housekeeping; symptoms of Walt's refusing to move on in life after the death of his wife, Cady's mother. Victoria "Vic" Moretti is a transplanted Philadelphia homicide detective who arrived in Wyoming six months prior and is now one of Walt's deputies. Walt's longtime friend Henry Standing Bear assists with any dealings with the local Indian reservation. Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man who buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit, but is steadfast in his dedication to both his job and community.