For Immediate Release
PR #:2000062
Date Issued:May 30, 2020 - 8:29pm

Sheriff Darin Balaam's statement on events in downtown Reno

CONTACT:Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

"Tonight, our community is continuing to face hardship and we are just as angry about the events that happened in Minneapolis as those demonstrating. But please, for the safety of yourself, your family members, and our community, please go home peacefully.

We hear your anger. We understand your anger. We stand with our community. And we implore you to not let anger destroy our beautiful home."

- Sheriff Balaam


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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