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Sheriff Gillespie receives Congressional Proclamation

Sheriff Gillespie receives Congressional Proclamation

CREATED Mar 20, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie was named by the National Sheriffs' Association as the winner of the prestigious Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year 2014.

Of the 3,080 sheriffs in the country, the award has only been given to 18 people since 1995.

The award will be presented to Sheriff Gillespie on June 22 during the opening portion of the 2014 NSA Annual Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Gillespie, a 33-year LVMPD veteran, was elected in 2007 and leads more than 4,700 sworn officers and civilian employees. He is responsible to the safety of nearly 2 million residents and 40 million visitors a year.

On Thursday, Senator Harry Reid presented Sheriff Doug Gillespie with a Congressional Proclamation for being selected Sheriff of the Year.

This presentation took place in Senator Reid’s office located in the Lloyd George Federal Building.