Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Patrol Raises Funds For Trent Almeida

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith · 1 min read

MINDEN, Nev. – Members of Citizen Patrol wanted to go further in helping their community than a vacation house check or a call out for traffic control to assist deputies. Citizen Patrol member Mike Elges put into place this year fundraising efforts for a yearly scholarship for graduating high school students.

Members of Citizen Patrol donated around $2,000 to assist a young adult pursue further education and awarded it to Trent Almeida who graduated in May from Sierra Lutheran High School and will continue his studies with online college courses.

Trent Almeida was diagnosed with B-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in April 2017 and is receiving ongoing chemotherapy treatments both locally and in Utah. They are currently waiting for bone marrow biopsy results from the University of Utah.

Members of Citizen Patrol presented a check for $2,000.00 to support Trent in his scholastic efforts through online college classes while receiving medical treatment.

If you would like to donate to assist the Almeida family with Trent’s medical expenses you may visit and you can read updates on Trent’s condition by checking on #Trentstrong through Facebook.

Pictured from left: Capt. Dan Coverley, CP Mike Mary, Trent Almeida, CP Jim Hansen, Mike Elges, organizer from Citizen Patrol, and CP Curtis Bonneville

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