From June 12 through June 18, eleven sheriff's explorers competed in the 2005 Colorado LEEPAAC Conference in Greeley, Colorado. Explorer Coordinator Deputy Dan Daniels, West Division Advisor Deputy William Simandl and Rancho Santa Margarita Advisor C.S.T. Rachel Koeller supervised the Explorers. The Sheriff's team competed against over 300 explorers from throughout the United States. Orange County Sheriff's Explorer Post 449 earned a very impressive, two first place metals: Individual Car Stop - Explorer Michael Grijalva and Crisis Intervention - Explorer Matthew Padilla. Explorer Glenn Tibay earned a second place metal for Crime Scene Investigation. The Explorer Post earned three third place metals: Active Shooter - Explorer Todd Rhue, Cell Incident - Explorer Andrew Ha, and Traffic Investigation - Explorer Rachel Samala. Explorer Alison Tornow earned a fourth place metal for Crime Scene Investigation and Explorer Matthew Padilla earned a fifth place metal for Cell Incident. Please join us as we congratulate the following explorers for an outstanding job.
Orange County Sheriff Department, California, Explorers with Orange County Sheriff Office, Florida, Explorers
OCSD Explorers with the medals they won
Explorer Post 449 would like to thank the following Sheriff's personnel for their assistance with the travel arrangements, funding, training and equipment needed for both competitions:
Assistant Sheriff Peter Gannon - Operations
Captain Bob Blackburn - South Operations
Lieutenant Ron White - Explorer Director and Chief of Police Services/RSM
Lieutenant James Lazzaro and Sergeant Kirk Antes - Transportation Bureau
Deputy David Hartman and Deputy Joe Warner - Tactical Training Center
Senior Office Supervisor Sandy Trujillo - South Operations
Patrol Office Supervisor Carol Rinderknecht - South Operations
Buyer II Machi Kyriakidis - Purchasing - Financial/Administrative Services
Accounting Assistant Kathy Hayes - Travel Desk - Financial/Administrative Services
Analyst Kathy Douglas - ASR' S/Grants - Financial/Administrative Services
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