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Law enforcement honored by Nevada City Elks

The Nevada City Elks Lodge hosted its annual law enforcement awards and dinner Thursday, offering free prime rib dinners to law enforcement attendees from several local and county agencies.

The Nevada City Police Department inaugurated a brand new award and commendation program, with Chief Tim Foley handing out more than 40 awards that included years of service, education, community service and field service officer training.

Special awards≠≠ were given to the department's chaplains and to nonsworn personnel.

Foley also presented Officers Luke Holdcroft and Sean Mason with bronze medals of valor in recognition of their actions the night of Feb. 5, when a Nevada City man, using a motorized wheelchair, stole a taxi and led police on a chase that eventually ended in a fatal crash.

The bronze medal of valor is the third highest departmental award that can be given and is meant to recognize bravery during a stressful, critical incident.

Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell also handed out awards to two deputy district attorneys — Tiffany Dix and Jesse Wilson — for extraordinary trial work.

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"They did 10 or more jury trials within a 12-month period, which is a significant feat," Newell said.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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