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WHEREAS, Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy Harry "Wayne" Wheeler has been a devoted and dedicated Nevadan who has served and protected his community as both a member of law enforcement as well as a member of our nation's armed forces; and

WHEREAS, Deputy Wayne Wheeler served in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1991, defending our nation in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm; and

WHEREAS, after serving in the U.S. Navy, Deputy Wayne Wheeler later joined the Nevada Army National Guard and Air National Guard, and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2001 where he was stationed at Bagram Airfield; and

WHEREAS, while stationed in Afghanistan with the 152nd Security Forces Squadron, Deputy Wayne Wheeler and his squadron were attacked by enemy forces and displayed remarkable courage and heroism under fire, for which he was awarded the prestigious Air Force Combat Medal; and

WHEREAS, in addition to his military service, Deputy Wayne Wheeler has also devoted his life to protecting the community as a member of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, serving in a variety of roles and demonstrating exceptional commitment to law enforcement and public safety initiatives; and

WHEREAS, Deputy Wayne Wheeler has retired from military service, after more than 27 years of devotion to serving and defending America and our way of life; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada extends deepest thanks and gratitude to Deputy Wayne Wheeler for his many years of service as a true American hero, with profound admiration and appreciation for his role as a defender of freedom, and with best wishes for success in his future endeavors;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  February 12, 2016 as a day in honor of

 Deputy Harry "Wayned" Wheeler


 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Jeffery Landerfelt