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Law Enforcement Honors & Awards Ceremony in Rocklin




On the evening of Thursday, November 7th, The Placer County Law Enforcement Agencies Executive Council (commonly referred to as P.L.E.A.) sponsored and coordinated the 25th annual Placer County Law Enforcement Honors and Awards Ceremony, held at Destiny Church in Rocklin.

The Honors and Awards event each year recognizes and honors law enforcement acts that were above and beyond the call of duty in Placer County.

The Keynote Speaker was Chief Bernard Melekian, who has nearly 40-years law enforcement experience, has a Doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development, is a former Medal of Valor and Medal of Courage recipient and most recently retired as Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing, a position appointed by U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. Chief Melekain spoke about the nobility of policing and expressed how law enforcement officers are the guardians of democracy and the face of our government. He explained how law enforcement officers are placed in harms way and risk their lives every day for the honor to protect our U.S. and State Constitutions.

P.L.E.A. is proud to announce this years award recipients (listed in order of presentation):   

AUBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Volunteer Dave Albright, Certificate of Appreciation
 
LINCOLN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Lincoln Police Officer Chris Randall, Silver Medal of Valor
 
PLACER COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT
Deputy Probation Officer Lisa Risse, Bronze Medal of Valor
Deputy Probation Officer Matthew Pagano is awarded the Distinguished Service Commendation
 
PLACER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Deputy Eric Bakulich, Silver Medal of Valor
Deputy Dave Clark, Silver Medal of Valor
Sergeant Ty Conners, Life Saving Effort Award
Deputy David Morris, Life Saving Effort Award
Deputy Scott Dow, Distinguished Service Award
 
ROSEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Officer Timothy Williams, Life Saving Effort Award
Volunteer Judie Mula, the Mark White Memorial Award
 
ROCKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Police Services Manager Mike Nottoli, the Matt Redding "Guardian" Award
Volunteer Branch Director Jana Mayer, Placer County Chaplains Award
 
SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT/PLACER COUNTY PROBATION/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Twenty two sworn personnel from various law enforcement agencies assigned to the Special Investigations Unit, and two HHS Practitioners received Certificates of Appreciation for their efforts in dealing with Prison Realignment in Placer County (names withheld due to the nature of their assignment).





Placer County News Headlines

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Lower Cost Electricity Anticipated for Some Placer County ResidentsPLACER COUNTY, CA - In December, residents and businesses will receive the first of several notices informing them about the coming change in their electric energy supply

Groundbreaking for Interstate 80 / Highway-65 Interchange ImprovementsRoseville, CA, - The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), in partnership with Caltrans, the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority, the Federal Highway Administration

Merry Days & Holly Nights at Squaw Valley Alpine MeadowsOlympic Valley, Calif.- Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is celebrating its second annual Merry Days & Holly Nights, two weeks of spirited events and activities December 16-31.

Southern California Fires Fueled by WindsOver 8,500 firefighters have made significant progress on the wildfires burning in southern California. As containment lines continue to be reinforced, many evacuations have been lifted

$111 Million Budget Adopted by PCWA BoardAUBURN, Calif. , - At its December 7 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors adopted the Agency's 2018 budget

Woman Found Dead in the American River CanyonAuburn, CA,- The Placer County Sheriff's Coroner's Office has confirmed the identity of the woman found in the American River canyon Wednesday as Yin Wong, 33, of Sacramento.

Reward Offered in Khaki Bandit CaseSACRAMENTO- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of an armed and dangerous individual

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Medieval Armored Combat in Roseville @ the GroundsRoseville, CA - On Dec. 9-10 the newly renovated barn @the Grounds will showcase real knights in real battles in true medieval fashion for the Armored Combat League

Placer County Property Taxes Due ReminderAuburn, CA, - Placer County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jenine Windeshausen reminds property owners that the first installment of their annual property taxes for the 2017-18 tax year

Folsom Zoo Wild Nights and Holiday LightsFolsom, CA,- Many hours of hands-on work by local families, businesses, community groups and city staff go into installing the lights, decorations and displays for the Folsom Zoo


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