Sheriff Douglas Gillespie Accepted Congressional Award from Harry Reid Month prior to Bundy Ranch Standoff
On March 20, 2014, less than a month prior to the Bundy Ranch standoff, the LVMPD posted a photo to their Facebook page showing crook Harry Reid presenting Sheriff Douglas Gillespie with an official proclamation. Reid, who has been involved in countless scandals and shady real-estate deals for decades, has recently been accused of orchestrating the land-grab which resulted in the Bundy Ranch Standoff.
Reid recently called those who supported Cliven Bundy “Domestic Terrorists.” (source)
From the LVMPD Facebook page:
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid congratulates the sheriff!
Today, LVMPD Sheriff Douglas Gillespie had the honor of being invited to the Las Vegas office of Senator Reid to receive an official proclamation congratulating the sheriff for being named “Sheriff of the Year” by the National Sheriffs’ Association.
The statement entered into the Congressional Record reads as follows:
Mr. President, I rise to honor Sheriff Doug Gillespie, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who was recently named the National Sheriffs’ Association’s 2014 Sheriff of the Year.
The Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year is awarded to recognize an outstanding sheriff for contributions made to improve the office of sheriff at the local, State, and national levels, and for involvement in the community above and beyond the responsibilities required. By this measure, I can think of no one more deserving than Sheriff Gillespie. His tireless service as sheriff has made the Las Vegas metropolitan area a safer and better place to live, work, and raise a family.
Sheriff Gillespie has diligently served the Las Vegas community for 33 years as a metropolitan police officer, the last 7 as sheriff. Under Sheriff Gillespie’s leadership, metro has become one of only 72 intelligence-gathering fusion centers in the country. It has won the Webber Seavey Award, given for quality in law enforcement by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, for an outreach effort to strengthen police relations in the Las Vegas area. Metro is also one of only 32 departments to achieve the highest standard of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
In addition to his position as sheriff, he has served in many leadership roles in other law enforcement organizations, such as board director of the National Sheriff’s Association Executive Committee, chair of the Homeland Security Committee for the Major City Chiefs Association, vice chair of the Nevada High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, finance committee chair for the Nevada Commission for Homeland Security, and president of the Major County Sheriff’s Association.
On behalf of the U.S. Senate, I congratulate Sheriff Doug Gillespie on receiving the Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year and look forward to the continuation of a career that has already made Nevada very proud.