Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife's death and at the urging of his daughter Cady (series star CASSIDY FREEMAN), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Victoria"Vic" Moretti (series star KATEE SACKHOFF), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch Connally (series star BAILEY CHASE), an ambitious young deputy, decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (series star LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life one step at a time.