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Sheriff’s awards given Thursday
by Tribune Staff
Jul 30, 2011 | 1090 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print


RENO — The following people received awards due to their heroism, professionalism and commitment to the local community. Each person has gone “above and beyond” and was recognized by Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley at Bartley Ranch Regional Park on Thursday.

Those receiving the Bronze Star — awarded to those who distinguish themselves in a duty of great responsibility where extraordinary efforts were used and personal risk was involved — are as follows: Brady, Stefanie — Efforts in patrol dealing with an armed subject; Vandersyde, Kimberley — efforts in patrol dealing with an armed subject; Obos, Martin — efforts in patrol dealing with an armed subject; Dickson, Arick — efforts in patrol dealing with a combative subject; and Tuckett, Kerry — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft.

Those receiving the Medal for Livesaving — awarded to those who act to save or preserve a life or lives that would otherwise have expired without the direct action taken by the member, are as follows: Aime, Tommi — saved an inmate who hanged herself in a suicide attempt; Johnston, Ryan — saved an inmate who hanged herself in a suicide attempt; Medina, Robert — saved an inmate who hanged herself in a suicide attempt; Fretz, Joe — performed lifesaving measures on a choking victim while on patrol; Harvey, Ron — saved an inmate who hanged himself in a suicide attempt; Hoekstra, Michael — performed lifesaving measures on a choking inmate; and Barboza, Sandra — performed life saving measures on a victim of a major vehicle accident.

Those receiving the Medal of Valor — awarded to those who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism performed at personal risk of life or limb, are as follows: Frabbiele, Anthony “AJ” — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; and Lee, Dan — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft.

Those receiving the Distinguished Service Medal — awarded to those who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in assigned duties with loyalty and dedication over a prolonged period — are as follows: Jones, Phil — extraordinary leadership within the sheriff’s office.

Those receiving the Medal of Honor — the sheriff’s highest award for members who distinguish themselves by heroism under exigent or life-threatening conditions — are as follows: Hawkins, Cory ­— bravery and selfless performance in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; and Tartaglia, Joe — bravery and selfless performance in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft.

Those receiving the Sheriff’s Star — awarded to those who have demonstrated conduct that is clearly beyond normal expectations — are as follows: Bell, Mark — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; Easley, Eric — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; Ferguson, Shaune — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; Hesse, Travis — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; Macaulay, Bill — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; Macaulay, Lynn — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; Wormington, Jereme — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; Eikleberry, Kevin — extraordinary efforts in response to an injured person inside a mine shaft; Mosley, Tim — teamwork, communication and investigation during a critical incident while on patrol; and Flaherty, Brandon — teamwork, communication and investigation during a critical incident while on patrol.
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