Two volunteers for Citizens on Patrol were honored by the Madera County Sheriff’s Department — one for nearly a decade of service and another whose career was tragically cut short.
Joliene Mason received the COP of the Year award during a ceremony over the weekend.
“They (COP volunteers) continue to provide a vital role to us, and their hard work has not gone unnoticed,” said Sheriff John Anderson. “In the course of their service to our citizens, together they have earned both state and national recognition.”
When not volunteering their time patrolling county roads and neighborhoods, Madera County COPS play a critical role in search and rescue missions, missing persons operations, boat operations and traffic control...