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Vacaville police honor volunteers

By April 18, 2011

VACAVILLE — Matthew Pryor, a man who spent several hundred hours cleaning up Vacaville’s graffiti, was announced Monday as the Vacaville Police Department’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year.

Pryor was one of nearly four dozen volunteers who were honored April 12 by Vacaville police, the department stated in a press release.

Pryor started with the Volunteers in Police Service Graffiti Task Force in 2009 and rose to the position of team coordinator and trainer. His work his allowed the department to improve the graffiti removal process.

In 2010, Pryor submitted 209 vandalism reports and served more than 602 hours. He has also been a part of the VIPS Streetlight Night Patrol, even donating some hand-held spotlights to the program.

Others honored at the April 12 luncheon event were:

Presidential Bronze Award: Ernest Hay, Sandra Meggers, James Waddell, Jr., Nathal Ramirez, Marion Elkins, Janis Dmytriw, Dorothy Aschenbrenner, George Atondo, Denise Waddel, Willia Fulton, Shirley Lawson, Kathleen Wallick, Mary Wokral, David Kellis, Sr., Ringa West, Mary Adams, Marian Wear, Virginia McCarty, Anita Priddy, Sandra Evans, Judith Meyring, Susan Petty, Dolores Woods and Janice Green.

Presidential Silver Award: Jerilyn McCord, Rosemary Jackson, Jackie Martinson, Lawrence DeHart, Johanna Hoagland, Lawrence Davis, Jr., Robert Fulton, Kenneth Gallagher, Bradford Jones, Peggy Rourk, Diane Stadler, Lawrence Hall, Jackie Graves and Ralph Petty.

Presidential Gold Award: Raymond Benjamin, Renee McAlpin-Hensley, Bruce DuClair, Matthew Pryor, Joseph Foti, Sally Raudy, Lela Watkins, Shirley Tytler and Gus Aleveras.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected]

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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