Ex-constable to lead local reserve unit of deputies

Friday, November 12, 2010

Marshall County Sheriff Norman Dalton has announced that a former lawman in Las Vegas, Nev., will lead the Reserve Deputy Program here as authorized by county commissioners.

Jerry Tribby, 62, of Spring Place Road, retired from the Nevada State Power Co. about five years ago and moved to Marshal County, Dalton said.

During 1987-'91, Tribby worked in the Las Vegas Constables Office while still working for Nevada Power, Dalton said last week. Tribby was also a member of the local search and rescue team and an emergency medical technician.

Tribby is to lead trained, unpaid volunteers to help deputies, Dalton said.

During his campaign for sheriff, Dalton said this kind of program has worked in other communities and can increase patrol manpower. Reserve deputies ride with full-time officers. It could reduce the need for those officers to call for backup by the only other patrol team on duty.

"The Reserve Program is coming along fine," the sheriff said. "I have selected seven people to serve as reserve deputies."

The seven will be named after the last man has completed a required evaluation, he said. The pending crew of reserve deputies all applied for the positions. None of the applicants were women.

Dalton anticipated an announcement after Thanksgiving.

In other personnel developments at the department, the sheriff reported that Bob Johnson has been promoted from detective to captain to lead the detective division.

And, as Sabrina Patterson continues as the jail administrator, she now has an assistant, Gaylon Thomason, the sheriff said.