Youth officer parade grand marshal
Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Teresa Duffy will serve as the grand marshal of Saturday’s Carson Valley Days Parade, whose theme is “A Salute to First Responders.”
Duffy was named citizen of the year by the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club No. 85 at last year’s celebration.
“The 20-30 Club wanted to raise awareness, celebrate, honor and most importantly say thank-you to the first responders of Douglas County,” Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Bernadette Smith said. “They wanted to bring forward the fact that first responders put their life on the line to protect and enhance our county and way of life.”
Duffy received the William H. Spurgeon III award from the Nevada Boys Scouts of America Council. She has been one of the coordinators since 2005 for the DARE and GREAT programs taught in Douglas County schools, which educates students on drug and gang prevention. In addition Deputy Duffy conducts the GREAT summer program, which teaches leadership skills and confidence building through outdoor adventures to 40 middle-schoolers in Douglas County. She is the coordinator for the annual Trick or Treat Safety Street held on CVIC Hall in Minden. She works with TRIAD group within Douglas County, which strives to improve the lives on seniors. She teaches the Senior Academy which educates seniors about local government entities. She also host food drives during the holidays.
Duffy was assigned to the Jail and Patrol Division.
Duffy is married to Capt. Joe Duffy, the commander of the patrol division, SWAT commander and K-9 leader. They have one son and two dogs and Deputy Duffy is currently working on obtaining licensing as a drug and alcohol counselor.
Sheriff Ron Pierini said he is proud of Duffy’s recognition by the 20-30 Club.
“She is usually working diligently in the background of the Sheriff’s Office, but on Saturday she will be riding in the parade on the sheriff’s SWAT Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and waving to the families she serves,” he said.