SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Honored by ‘Unbelievable Heroics’ in Carson City
April 22, 2017
The Nevada Appeal's Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.
SILVER DOLLAR: To the eight Department of Public Safety employees who were honored with distinguished awards for their participation in the 2014 Sand Mountain shooting. Lt. Todd Hartline, Trooper Hugh Shook and Trooper Ben Leonard were awarded with the Medal of Valor and Sgt. John Jessee, Sgt. Mark Fox, Trooper Tappan Cornmesser, and Dispatchers Bobby Cruz and Jennifer McCauley were awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for their actions and participation in the event. On June 13, 2014, Carson City deputies were dispatched to locate a vehicle coming from Washoe County for a suspect involved in three homicides and one attempted homicide. The suspect led deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers on a 90-mile pursuit to Sand Mountain Recreational Area in Churchill County. The suspect was firing a weapon at officers during the pursuit and running other vehicles off the road in an attempt to elude officers. The pursuit ended in Sand Mountain where the suspect vehicle got stuck in the sand and the suspect fired at officers. The troopers and deputies returned fire, ultimately killing the suspect. As was stated all those involved showed "unbelievable heroics."
SILVER DOLLAR: Congratulations to Carson High's Jaycie Roberts for signing a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Niagara University in New York.
SILVER DOLLAR: It's appropriate on Earth Day weekend we recognized Muscle Powered for its entire effort in improving the qualify of life in Carson City. Once a month, Muscle Powered sponsors a Trash Mob to clean up a particular area of the city. On Saturday the group sponsored an effort to clear the freeway multi-use path, picking up trash in the field near Home Depot and along the multi-use trail.