Memories & Milestones
Elks donate TVs to Veterans Home
Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge 2286 sponsored the donation of 27 television sets to the State Veterans Community Living Center in Rifle. Member Steve Thomson and his wife, Barb, led the effort by raising funds from Elks members and friends, purchasing sets, and delivering the sets to the center. Thanks go out to all those that donated money. This action nearly fulfilled the center’s goal of having a TV in each resident’s room. The center’s administration gratefully accepted the gift.
Rhodes receives Award of Excellence
On Oct. 27, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice presented the U.S. Attorney’s Award of Excellence to nine individuals who were instrumental in their individual and collective work in United States v. Luis Aragon-Gallegos.
Tim Rhodes, an investigator with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, received the award along with Chris Hilgers, Lee Damuth, Matt Gronbeck, Alicia Wagner, Debbie Azua-Dillehay, Travis Mitchell, Meghan Backofen and Leo Madrano in recognition of their outstanding achievement and dedication to public service in connection with the enforcement of federal law.
The award represented the interagency cooperation of individuals from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Glenwood Springs Police Department, 9th Judicial Office of the District Attorney and victim-witness and social services work provided by the Garfield County Department of Human Services.
It was the initial work of Investigator Tim Rhodes that prompted further investigation into the life of Gallegos. Tim has worked with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years. His knowledge, diligence and willingness to assist others are valuable assets not, only to the Sheriff’s Office but to other area law enforcement agencies as well.
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