Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Jul 28, 2023 - 7:07PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in the Second Annual MAY You Choose Not to Drive Impaired

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

On July 29th, 2023, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will join the Nevada State Police to participate in the second annual statewide MAY You Choose Not to Drive Joining Forces Event in memory of Trooper Micah May.

Trooper Micah May was killed in the line of duty by an impaired driver on July 29, 2021.

In his honor, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will join the Nevada State Police and participating agencies to conduct a state-wide Joining Forces campaign to take impaired drivers off Nevada’s roadways and prevent fatalities.

Help Save a Life by not driving impaired. 

This event is funded by the Office of Traffic Safety. The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding for law enforcement agencies to participate in Joining Forces to reduce traffic deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Visit for more information.

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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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