Sheriff Commendation Award

Sheriff’s Commendation Award -2009

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Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
19th Annual Awards Ceremony

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office awarded Mark Bishop, Rex Walker, and Dan Lisco, from the Sombrero Stables for their fearsome bravery that saved many animals that were caught in the wind-driven wildfires that raged along the foothills of Boulder County. The Award ceremony took place on Saturday November 14th 2009 at the Radisson Hotel Conference Center in Longmont. The event was attended by media personals, 300 employees, volunteers, invited guests and their families.

On January 7, 2009, wind-driven wildfires raged along the foothills of Boulder County. With gusts of over 80 mph on a very dry day, the fire soon grew to over 3000 acres putting over 10,000 homes in jeopardy. On this day, Mark Bishop, Rex Walker, and Dan Lisco, from the Sombrero Stables, were instrumental in the evacuation of animals from several farms in the threatened area. In the end, over 200 horses were evacuated or moved in a very short period of time. No humans or animals were killed or seriously injured despite the fury of the fire.
Sheriff Joe Pelle presented the medals to Mark Bishop, Rex Walker, and Dan Lisco for their act of extreme personal bravery during the wildfire incident.
Sheriff Pelle and the Sheriff’s Office staff recognized the work and the act of bravery they have done. Therefore this award is a great honor and a tribute to those who have put forth extra effort and conducted themselves in a distinguished and outstanding manner in the performance of their duties.

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