by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 1 min read
MINDEN, Nev. – The Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club #85 is pleased to announce the “107th Annual Carson Valley Days Festival” is June 9th – 11th and this year’s theme is “A Salute to First Responders.”
The club selected Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Teresa Duffy as the Grand Marshal of the parade, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and runs from Minden to Gardnerville along Esmeralda Avenue and Highway 395.
The 20-30 Club wanted to raise awareness, celebrate, honor and most importantly say “thank you” to the first responders of Douglas County. They wanted to bring forward the fact that First Responders put their life on the line to protect and enhance our county and way of life.
Deputy Teresa Duffy received a plaque last year from the club naming her Citizen of the Year. Deputy Duffy received the William H. Spurgeon III award by the Nevada Boys Scouts of America Council. She has been one of the coordinators since 2005 for the DARE/GREAT program taught in Douglas County Schools which educates students on drug and gang prevention. In addition Deputy Duffy conducts the GREAT summer program which teaches leadership skills and confidence building through outdoor adventures to 40 middle schoolers in Douglas County. She is the coordinator for the annual Trick or Treat Safety Street held on CVIC Hall in Minden. She works with TRIAD group within Douglas County which strives to improve the lives on seniors. She teaches the Senior Academy which educates seniors about local government entities. She also host food drives during the holidays.
These are some of the activities that Deputy Duffy is involved in and depicts exemplary and dedicated service which impacts Douglas County’s youth and senior population. Prior to working in youth services, Deputy Duffy was assigned to the Jail and Patrol Division.
Deputy Teresa Duffy is married to Captain Joe Duffy, the commander of the patrol division, SWAT commander and K-9 leader. They have one son and two dogs and Deputy Duffy is currently working on obtaining licensing as a drug and alcohol counselor.
Sheriff Ron Pierini said he is proud of Deputy Duffy’s recognition by the 20-30 Club and she is usually working diligently in the background of the Sheriff’s Office, but on Saturday, June 10th she will be riding front and center during the parade on the DCSO SWAT’s MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) and waving to the many families