Daniel Shyne has been named the city of Fallon’s Employee of the Quarter.
Shyne said he knew early on that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his mother and father, Debra and Frank Shyne, both retired peace officers. After graduating from Churchill County High School in 2006, he attended Western Nevada College where he obtained an Associates in Criminal Justice degree and completed the State of Nevada POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) Academy.
Shyne said his parents were big influences in his career decision.
Shyne began his career in law enforcement as a reserve officer with the Storey County Sheriff’s Office. He later accepted a position with the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office as a detention deputy. Following his father’s retirement, The Fallon Police Department hired Shyne where he currently works in the Patrol Division.
During his three-year career, Shyne said it is an honor to put on the uniform.
“I am most proud going out every day and doing something for my community and helping folks who need help,” he said.
When notified he had been selected for the honor, Shyne said he was surprised.
“I wasn’t expecting it at all,” he said.
Mayor Ken Tedford and the Fallon City Council honored Shyne with his parents present for the ceremony.
According to the city’s presentation, “Daniel serves our community with pride and professionalism. He is very knowledgeable with computers and has been designated as one of the PDs Spillman Software Administrators. His attention to detail, professionalism and performance led to another special assignment as he currently serves as a field training officer.
“None of his achievements within the Police Department would have been possible without the support of his wife, Megan.
“Daniel is a loyal, professional and dependable employee who is always willing (to help).”