By Anthony Saude
Diamond Bar – On April 26, the Sheriff’s Department held their annual Volunteer Recognition award and Pinning Ceremony at the STARS Center in Whittier. STARS is the primary training site for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Explorer program and is a learning for life certified law enforcement explorer academy.
This event recognizes Civilian Volunteers who have donated in excess of 5,000 hours of their time. The Sheriff’s Department is forever grateful to the dedicated volunteers that make so many things possible that otherwise just wouldn’t happen.
The volunteers that were recognized on this night and presented with the awards are as follows;
Walnut Volunteer of the Year – Floyd Simmons
Diamond Bar Volunteer of the Year – Loretta
Rowland Heights Volunteer of the Year – Richard Kobly
Station Volunteer of the Year – Lynda Woodstra
Reserve of the Year – John Nguyen
Explorer of the Year – Alexis DeLuna
Disaster Communications Service Volunteer of the Year – Omar Acos
Due to the tireless efforts of these volunteers and the many other that help out the Sheriff’s Department is able to be offer many community improvement and safety programs to the public.