Sheriff's Dept. to Honor Likins, Two Deputies

By Heidi Rowley
Tucson Citizen
November 30, 2006

Former University of Arizona President Peter Likins and two Pima County sheriff's deputies will be honored Friday during the department's 21st annual awards banquet.

The banquet recognizes members of the department and the community for acts of heroism, contributions to the community or injuries in the line of duty.

Deputy James Iverson will be awarded the Purple Heart for injuries during a car chase Dec. 22, 2005.

Iverson's rear window was shot out by the suspects. With glass shards in his eye, Iverson chased the suspects and assisted in the search of several houses. All of the suspects were arrested. Iverson did not suffer permanent eye damage.

Deputy Brad Judd will receive the Public Safety Achievement Medal for a swift-water rescue July 31.

Following three days of rain, Judd noticed vehicles traveling through a wash. He positioned himself to stop traffic from entering the wash, but a jogger entered the wash and was swept away by the water and into a culvert.

Judd pulled her to safety.

Likins will be awarded the sheriff's Citizen's Medal for his participation on multiple citizen's committees during his nine years as UA president.

He served on the University Medical Center board, the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, the White House Advisory Committee, the U.S. President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, the Arizona Governor's Task Force on Higher Education and the Arizona State Board of Education.

Likins was also a member of the Diocese of Tucson Child Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Police Review Committee.

The banquet is at 5:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. For more information call 351-4615.


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