Sheriff's Office Honors 2018 Volunteer and Volunteer Unit of the Year

April 19, 2019

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Program is comprised of a group of citizens with a true and common desire to partner with the Sheriff's Office to help provide public safety services to the community. In 2018, a total of 448 dedicated volunteers contributed 74,094 hours of service worth over two million dollars.

Every year the Sheriff's Office recognizes a volunteer and a volunteer unit for their commitment to the Sheriff's Office Mission. 

Myrtle Moldrem was selected for the 2018 Volunteer of the Year.  Myrtle is a volunteer in the mail room at the El Paso County Jail and has graciously volunteered 787 in eight months with the Sheriff's Office.  Here is an excerpt from her nomination:

"Myrtle has gone above and beyond when completing her duties as a Mailroom Volunteer due to the many hours she has put in and her attention to detail with the duties that she has been assigned.  Myrtle always keeps us on our toes and welcomes us each morning with her quick wit which always brings a smile to our faces and makes coming to work a true pleasure to work alongside her."

The Wildland Fire Team was selected for the 2018 Volunteer Unit of the Year.  Here is an excerpt from their nomination:

"In early April of 2018, crews fought the MM117 Fire which was the 5th largest fire in Colorado history.  They worked relentlessly despite organizational changes and in the midst of hiring personnel.  In addition to fire response, mitigation and public education have been the focus of the services the Wildland Fire Team provides.  They are dedicated to serving the citizens of El Paso County in numerous ways in an effort to make the community safer, the public better educated and providing a long-range effort to reduce the threat of wildland fires."

We thank you Myrtle and Wildland Fire Team for your service and are proud to have you as part of the Sheriff's Office family.

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