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Four deputy Pinal County Attorneys honored

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4 Pinal County DCA's honored (Source: Pinal County Attorney's Office) 4 Pinal County DCA's honored (Source: Pinal County Attorney's Office)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  In recent weeks four Pinal County Attorney's Office Deputy County Attorneys (DCA) received the following awards and honors for their dedication and hard work for both their county and the state of Arizona. 

DCA and Bureau Chief of the Organized Crime Bureau, Chris Ward, was honored by the Pima County Bar Association for his work with the 'Lawyers for Literacy' community project. It encourages law students, judges, lawyers and legal support staff to volunteer, meet with and read with fourth and fifth grade students, who read below their grade level.  The goal of the project is to help the students become better readers.  

Jill Sosin, also a DCA, within the Community Protection Bureau, received Prosecutor of the Year from the Arizona Narcotics Officers Association.  This is awarded to just one Arizona prosecutor a year and nominations come directly from police officers.  Sosin received her nominations from the Casa Grande Police Department, with whom Sosin works.  In 2013 Sosin secured more than 160 felony convictions and won each case she took to trial.  She will receive her award sometime this month. 

The annual 'Award of Excellence' was given to Natalie Huddleston in June.  Huddleston is a DCA in the Organized Crime Bureau. She received the award from the Arizona Gang Investigators Association; nominations were from a member of the FBI Gang Task Force, for Huddleston's work with a case involving a former Phoenix defense attorney. 

Lastly Tom McDermott, a DCA with the Community Protection Bureau will be presenting at the 2014 Governor's Office of Highway Safety Law Enforcement and Prosecutor's DUI training.  This selection helps highlight McDermott's experience and knowledge of DUI cases.  

In a recent release the Pinal County Attorney, Lando Voyles had this to say, "It is too often that those prosecuting criminals on the front lines remain unsung heroes while those accused or convicted of crimes take headlines and drive the nightly news.  Within PCAO, we employ around 45 deputy county attorneys (DCA's) who work tirelessly to support Pinal County through civil representation and the people with felony and misdemeanor prosecution. Each DCA dedicates their lives to serving our communities and backing up law enforcement and I thank them for their hard work and sacrifice." 


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