Sheriff Department Recognizes Volunteers

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DCS member Mark Coon, Explorer Isaiah Garcia, Reserve Deputy Victor Hassan, Volunteers Sebe Garton, Fernando Prado, Lois Van Akin, and Larry Wang were recognized as Volunteers of the Year for their respective areas.

By Michael Armijo

Diamond Bar, CA – Last week the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Booster Club hosted their 27th Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Diamond Bar Country Club, to a crowded room of over 105 guests. The night honored volunteers who have given their time and energy to assisting the department on a volunteer basis.

DCS member Mark Coon, Explorer Isaiah Garcia, Reserve Deputy Victor Hassan, Volunteers Sebe Garton, Fernando Prado, Lois Van Akin, and Larry Wang were recognized as Volunteers of the Year for their respective areas. Congressman Ed Royce, representatives from the State Senate and Assembly in Sacramento, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and members of the Diamond Bar and Walnut City Councils attended to show their appreciation.

“Our station has one of the finest volunteer programs in LA County,” said Captain Alfred Reyes. “We have over 100 volunteers who proudly serve our communities.”

The recognition dinner, which is funded by the Sheriff Booster club via donations to their non-profit 501 c 3 organization, serves two purposes: first to acknowledge the countless hours the Disaster Communication Services (DCS) members, Deputy Explorers, Reserve Deputies, and Volunteers donate to the Station during the year. The second purpose was to recognize specific individuals from each program who went above and beyond in their service to the station and the community.

“Each year we hold an annual golf tournament to raise funds for this event among other needs the department needs that are not on the budget from the county,” said Sheriff Booster President Gil Rivera of www.SellYourCasa.com. “They give generously of their time to help in many areas including patrol and vacation home checks, in addition to thousands of hours at sobriety check points and school traiffic assistance.”

If you’dlike to support their cause please call Gil RIvera at 909.967.4525 or Sgt. Saldecke at 909.595.2264.