Steve Goldsworthy of the Montrose Search and Rescue team was named the Sheriff’s Department Volunteer of the Year and was the recipient of the Helen Reardon Volunteer of the Year Award. Sheriff Jim McDonnell presented the award.
Goldsworthy was recognized for his years of service to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station undertaking a variety of roles. Among his contributions was the countywide implementation of a search and rescue smartphone application that allows a text to be sent to a missing person and, by simply replying, the rescue team will have that person’s exact location. The implementation of this technology is credited with directly saving numerous lives in 2015.
Other CV Station honorees were recognized for their hours of service in a volunteer capacity. Mearl Jaegers and Dave Spelbring each were presented with a 5,000-hour pin. Volunteer Archie D’Arezzo was named the CV Station Volunteer of the Year.
Reardon (pictured at right with Goldsworthy) is credited with creating and promoting the countywide sheriff volunteer program decades ago.