More than 35 Explorers from four agencies participated in a “Day of Remembrance” April 29 in Genoa in honor of the national law enforcement officers memorial.
Deputy Teresa Duffy of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and South Lake Tahoe Police Department Officer Rebecca Morris coordinated the event for Explorers from Douglas, South Lake Tahoe, Reno Police Department and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.
“Thirty-five young adults came together for a day of remembrance to honor those fallen police officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice,” Duffy said.
Duffy said the young participants and their advisors hiked the Genoa foothills, and worked in teams of five to complete several tasks.
“They demonstrated teamwork, communication, strength, endurance, thoroughness, memory and integrity,” Duffy said. “Together seven teams started and finished and all the kids walked away from the challenge with more respect for obstacles and challenges police officers face in their daily jobs and lives.”
A highlight of the day was a presentation by DCSO Sgt. Robert Duffy and Deputy Erik Eissinger, both of whom were injured in the line of duty.
The Explorers ended the day with “Minute-to-Win-It”-style games and a barbecue, Duffy said.