|Date Issued:||Jul 12, 2012 - 11:28am|
Sheriff's Bi-Annual Awards Ceremony
|WHEN:||Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Bartley Ranch Regional Park - Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road Reno, Nevada|
|CONTACT:||Deputy Armando Avina - Public Information Officer|
911 Parr Blvd Reno, NV 89512
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will be holding its bi-annual awards ceremony on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Bartley Ranch Regional Park - Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater. Media is welcome to attend.
Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley will honor both commissioned and professional personnel, as well as citizens and representatives from other respective law enforcement agencies, for their heroism, professionalism and commitment to our community. Awards include Letters of Commendation, Lifesaving Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star Award.
Listed below are award descriptions:
LIFESAVING MEDAL: Is awarded to members who act to save or preserve a life, or lives, that would otherwise have expired without the direct actions taken by that member.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL: Is awarded to members who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in assigned duties with loyalty and dedication over a prolonged period.
MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL: Awarded to members of this Office who, while acting in an official capacity, perform superior accomplishments that result in significant contributions to the efficient operation of the Office and/or the good of the community.
BRONZE STAR: Is awarded to members who distinguish themselves in a duty of great responsibility wherein extraordinary efforts were used and personal risk was involved, but to a lesser degree than required for the Medal of Honor or the Medal of Valor.
See attached program for a detailed list of participants and award recipients.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.