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WHEREAS, Terry Taylor has served the citizens of the State of Nevada for 28 years; and

WHEREAS, Captain Terry Taylor has served as a Deputy State Fire Marshall Investigations/Enforcement, Parole-Probation Officer, a Law Enforcement Field Agent and Supervising Fraud Investigator for the Insurance Commissioner; and

WHEREAS, Captain Taylor was appointed Fire Investigator/Inspector for the East Fork Fire Protection District in September 1997 and was a founding member of the Nevada Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the Fire Prevention Association of Nevada and has served the people of the Silver State through these organizations; and

WHEREAS, in his role as a Fire Investigator he has instructed Fire-Arson Investigation at FEMA’s National Fire Academy in Maryland; and

WHEREAS, Captain Taylor has shown his dedication to the next generation of fire investigators and has taught fire inspection and investigation for structure fires as well as the scientific methods and techniques to determine the origin and cause of wildland fires to deter arson and recover firefighting costs for agencies; and

WHEREAS, Terry has authored legislation, regulations and changes to Nevada fire laws and codes and has worked tirelessly to promote fire and life safety practices in order to protect the citizens and visitors to Nevada from the scourge of fire, and to educate Nevadans on safe practices in the home and workplace to prevent fires; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commends Captain Terry Taylor on his dedicated public service and efforts to protect our lands, homes and businesses, and with sincere appreciation for his commitment to training and education we join his family, friends and colleagues in offering our congratulations and best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 12, 2018 as a day in honor of

 Captain Terry Taylor

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson