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Contact: Captain Eben Bratcher, Lt. Darren Simmons, Deputy Roxanne Meyer or Alfonso Zavala
Phone: (928) 783-4427
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1:50 PM, May 13, 2013

Posse Member Honored for WWII Service

Location of Incident: Washington, D.C.

Lifetime Sheriff’s Posse Member Raymond Evans was recently honored in Washington, DC for his service during World War II. Mr. Evans served in the Navy from 1944 until 1946 as a Fireman 1st Fleet Tug Sailor. He was in the South Pacific and was deployed to Pearl Harbor when it came under attack.

Mr. Evans and his brother Dick Evans, whom also served during WWII, were flown to Washington, DC by the Honor Flight Network--a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The Honor Flight Network transports our heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans-World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

Mr. Evans joined the Sheriff’s Posse in 1972 and served as the Posse Captain from 1987 -1988. He was awarded the life time member award and designation in 1987 and continues to be a strong asset to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Posse.

On behalf of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, we thank all of our men and woman who have and are serving our country.

Ray Evans
Ray and Dick Evans

Information Released By:  A. Zavala, PIO