Jefferson Award December 2010
Over the past 14 years Reserve Sergeant Jim Kocijanski spent many hours working on a number of different projects in the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. He helped out with search and rescue, and was instrumental in developing a gun safety program to protect children from firearms. Kocijanski also spearheaded the effort to start a neighborhood watch program focused on community oriented policing. Because of his dedication to improving the safety and quality of life for people in the Truckee Meadows Kocijanski was presented with the Jefferson Award for community service for the month of December. Jim was nominated by Trooper Chuck Allen with the Nevada Highway Patrol.
"I feel a great sense of accomplishment giving my training, my knowledge and my skills to the community. I am happy I can share what I've learned through my military experience and 14 years at the sheriff's office," Kocijanski told News 4.
Jim recently stepped down from his role with the sheriff's office so he could spend more time with his family. He is also a Master Sergeant with the Air National Guard, where he works repairing and maintaining the giant C-130 cargo planes. His work has taken him overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan on several occasions.
On behalf of News 4 and Wells Fargo, congratulations to Jim Kocijanski. His commitment to community service make him a deserving recipient of the Jefferson Award.