Del Norte County Sheriff

Search & Rescue

Each year a Search and Rescue Team member who has demonstrated exemplary behavior will be given the honor of SAR Member of the Year.  


To be considered for this award the member must be in good standing for a full fiscal year, be willing to volunteer on extra projects, have above average attendance, be a “Team Player,” wear the appropriate uniform, abide by the department rules and regulations, and lastly have a good call-out attendance.

Terry McNamara

Life Time Achievement Award

SAR Member of the Year

Katie Shearhart: 2016 - 2017

Micah Larson:  2014 - 2015

​​Ranell Chisman:  2013 - 2014

​John Williams:  2012 - 2013

​Peggy Thomas:  2011 -  2012

​Jason Haban:  2010 - 2011

​Mike Souza:  2009 -  2010

Brett Juden:  2008 - 2009

Peggy Thomas:  2007 -  2008

Bill Wortell:   2006 - 2007

Suzanne Steele: 2005 - 2006

Nolan Bower:  2004 -  2005

Tom Cabrera :  2003 - 2004

Joe Emond:  2002 - 2003

Dale Watson:  2001 - 2002

Tom Cabrera:  2000  - 2001

Harlan Watkins:  1999 - 2000

Joel Wallen:  1999 - 2000

Curt Vade Bon Coeur:  1997 - 1998

Paul Zerr:  1997 - 1998

Kavline Jackson:  1995 - 1996

Chris Kaboos:   1993 - 1994

Peggy Thomas:  1992 - 1993

Gail Kinsey:  1991 - 1992

George Pettit: 1990  -  1991

"Dedicated to Saving Lives"