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Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Cole Bunyard was awarded the 2012 Washoe County Deputy of the Year by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10053 of Verdi.
The VFW Post presented the award “in grateful recognition of unyielding adherence to the highest ideals of law enforcement in maintaining, preserving and protecting the lawful rights of all citizens.”
Cole received the award from VFW Post 10053 representatives Denise Estes, Danny Waldrop and David Armstrong during the Sheriff’s Office monthly ACES meeting last week.
While the VFW feels it is important to recognize local first responders for the work they do to keep the home front safe, the Sheriff’s Office took the opportunity to thank the veterans for their duty to country on the global front.
“The men and women of the Sheriff’s Office want to take this opportunity to thank you for your sacrifices and your dedication to our Country,” Washoe County Undersheriff Tim Kuzanek told the VFW representatives.
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.