Volunteer Recognition and Pinning Ceremony

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.