Working as a deputy in the Carson City Sheriff’s Office is becoming a family affair.
The Sheriff’s Office swore in a new deputy Friday afternoon, 26-year-old Cody Bindley, the younger brother of a Carson City K9 deputy, Brett Bindley. Sheriff Ken Furlong gave Cody the Oath of Office to swear him in as an official Carson City deputy. Cody previously worked with the Washoe Tribe police for five years and Furlong said he’s coming to Carson City at a great time.
“He is coming at an opportune time, not only was he one of the highest recommended people I have ever gotten, but he is coming at a time when we are working at making Tribal relations and operations more efficient,” said Furlong.
The Bindley brothers are one of many familial pairings who are all in the Sheriff’s Office; there are already two sets of twins, one with a sister in the Dispatch Center, two brothers and a husband and wife.
“The attraction to work for law enforcement is family generated,” said Furlong. “These are the types of things that are common in a small town because people have roots here and like to stay.”
Both of the Bindley brothers have been in Carson for over a decade, and it was here Cody realized he wanted to go into law enforcement.
“When I was in high school I wanted to be a Navy Seal, but then I joined the Carson City Explorer program and it started my love for law enforcement,” Cody said. “It is an honor to get to come back to the agency.”
After Cody cited his Oath of Office, Brett presented him with his Carson City Sheriff’s badge.
“I am really proud of him,” Brett said. “He had a good launch at Washoe and I know that he has always wanted to come back to Carson for a while.”
Law enforcement from Carson and Washoe Tribal police were present at the ceremony Friday to congratulate Cody and welcome him into his new Carson family. Many of the officers made jokes about Cody becoming a new deputy and getting to start his journey with the Carson family.
“Go free little bird,” said Deputy Ron Miller. “Go free.”