Nevada Office of Traffic Safety awards HCSO
HCSO received a total of five awards from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety. Three of those awards were the result of exceptional work by three deputies, Angel Cardenas, Sean Wilkin and Chris Lininger. Deputies Cardenas and Wilkin were honored with Outstanding Officer awards, while Deputy Lininger was honored with the Outstanding Agency Coordinator award. The Office of Traffic Safety also recognized the Sheriff’s Office with two agency awards for being the Highest Participating Agency, as well as being the Most Improved Agency after reinstating the Joining Forces program two years ago.
HCSO named Nevada Donor Network Law Enforcement Partner Of The Year
The Nevada Donor Network recognized Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office as the sheriff and coroner partner of the year.
The Nevada Donor Network asked sheriff’s offices throughout the state to make time for trainers to come in and share education about organ donation and the referral process that can connect potential donor families with the network.
Most of the state’s sheriffs offices responded positively to that request. Network representatives said that was a testament to the willingness of Nevada law enforcement to serve their communities in this very specific way. The award stated:
“Throughout the year, we have remained focused on the important role that law enforcement can play in the [organ] donation process, especially the sheriff’s office personnel who perform coroner duties in many Nevada counties. With their referrals of potential donors, we can hopefully provide a small amount of comfort and healing — not only to families dealing with incredible loss — but also to officers who consistently deal with tragic situations.
“We are honored to have worked closely with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office over the last year. Their deputies have proven to be incredibly helpful and dedicated to this mission. Their efforts have given many registered donors and families within their community the opportunity to turn loss in to a lasting, healing legacy. This, quite simply, would have never happened without their assistance. We congratulate our sheriff [and] coroner partner of the year – the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.”
HCSO was the only sheriff’s office in the state to be honored by the Nevada Donor Network and Sheriff Allen said they were very pleased to have been named as the top law enforcement partner for the year.
Deputies graduate with honors from POST academy
On November 17, 2017, two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies graduated from the Nevada POST (Peace Officers Standards Training) Academy. Deputies Sara McPherson and Manda Howard graduated the 16-week Category One Academy, held in Carson City. McPherson is assigned to the Detention Division and Howard is assigned to the Patrol Division. Deputy Howard graduated with honors and received the “Outstanding Academic Achievement Award” for earning the top grade point average.
Sheriff Allen said, “I’m extremely proud of our deputies for all the hard work and sacrifices they’ve made to their family and county. It’s also a tremendous honor for our deputies to be acknowledged and recognized with awards from outside entities.”