Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Jan 05, 2021 - 6:53PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam’s statement on the passing of Judge Steven Elliott

Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

“My heartfelt condolences go out to Judge Steven Elliott’s family – his wife Mendy, and their children.  Judge Elliott served our community with distinction for 17 years. He was a respected jurist who had an excellent relationship with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Many of our personnel worked with him and for him. And as a founding member of the Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force, Judge Elliott cemented his career as a man who cared for some of the most vulnerable in our community. We have suffered a great loss.”


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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