On Friday, May 9, 2014 at Esplendor Resort, the Nogales Rotary Club, Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office, Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and the Public Safety Awards Committee recognized the tremendous acts of valor demonstrated by officers of the Santa Cruz County public safety agencies. One of the largest event of its kind in the county, business community, government, elected officials and the media said THANK YOU to public safety for their service.
The celebration began with a welcome speech of Mr. Alfredo I. Velasquez, Nogales Rotary Club President, followed by the Posting of the Colors by the Color Guard; the signing of the National Anthem by Ms. Sophia Andrade; Invocation by Father Martin Martinez, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and Introduction of Nogales Rotary Club by Mr. Rudy Piña, Nogales Rotary Club President Elect.
The recognition of officers and personal of public safety is an important aspect of Santa Cruz County Public Safety Agencies activities. Presenting awards and recognition for distinguished service provides recognition, enhances morale, reinforces the department’s commitment to the maintaining a high standard of performance by its members and motivates personnel to perform their duties at the highest possible level.
The 2014 Santa Cruz County Public Safety of the Year award winner was officer Pedro “Pete” Molera, Nogales Police Department.
Public Safety Awards Committee
Mr. Derek Arnson, Ms. Leslie Lawson, Mr. Tony Estrada and Mr. Rudy Piña
Ms. Sandra Davila, Mr. Mike Scott, Mr. Rudy Piña, Mr. Jorge Leon, Mr. Nohe Garcia and Mr. Arnold Quijada
Nogales Rotary Club • George E. Silva, Santa Cruz County Attorney • Mr. Tony Estrada, Santa Cruz County Sheriff • Mr. Alfredo I. Velasquez, Santa Cruz County School Superintendent • Nogales Tactical • Cropper’s Chevrolet, Buick, & GMC • Horne Ford • Nogales Fraternal Order of Police • Dr. & Mrs. Arnoldo Montiel • Mr. & Mrs. Scott • La Roca Restaurant • Las Vigas Restaurant • Zula’s Restaurant