Peace officer’s run kicks off law enforcement events |

Peace officer’s run kicks off law enforcement events

Staff Reports
DCSO K9 and SWAT officers bring the Peace Officers Memorial Run baton through town at the intersection of Waterloo and 395 on May 4, 2016.
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What: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Open House

When 5-7 p.m. May 10

Where: Judicial & Law Enforcement Building, 1038 Buckeye Road

A baton containing the names of 130 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty will be passing through Carson Valley on Wednesday as part of the 18th annual Peace Officers Memorial Run.

About three dozen Douglas law enforcement representatives ranging from the SWAT team to sheriff’s cadets are expected to carry the baton from the Lyon County line to Carson City.

Carson law enforcement representatives carry the baton the final six miles for Thursday’s ceremony at the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on the Capitol Grounds.

Douglas’ portion of the run starts at about 7 a.m. at Highway 207 and wraps up at Silver City RV Park around 1 p.m.

Representatives of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will attend the memorial, which is open to the public at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Las Vegas law enforcement representatives started the first of 130 legs, one for each officer listed on the memorial, on April 26. The baton has been on its way up Highway 95 for the last two weeks.

On May 10, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office opens its doors to the public, offering tours, answering questions and barbecuing hot dogs.

The open house is 5-7 p.m. at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Building, 1038 Buckeye Road.

The tour of the Douglas County Jail is generally the big attraction, Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Bernadette Smith said. Residents will also get to visit with officers in the patrol and investigations divisions, SWAT, Boat Patrol, Crime Scene Processing, Crisis Negotiations Team, Explosives Ordnance Disposal, Canine Unit, Search and Rescue, DCSO Posse, Canine Unit, Citizen Patrol, as well as East Fork Fire & Paramedic District, Tahoe Douglas Fire and Washoe Tribal Police.

Sheriff Ron Pierini will be barbecuing and serving up hot dogs, drinks and chips.

“This is a great time to come out and meet the deputies of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and see up close the people, and the equipment we use to keep Douglas County safe,” Smith said.