Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
At its Oct. 6 meeting, the Lyon County Commission honored Lyon County Sheriff’s Capt. Johnny Smith for 26 years of service to the sheriff’s office.
Counting two years a civilian CRO, Smith served the sheriff’s office for 28 years. Smith, who recently retired, originally joined the sheriff’s office in 1995 as a control room operator in the Lyon County Jail. He was hired as a reserve deputy in the jail in 1996, and a year later he became a sworn deputy and went on patrol.
He worked most of his career in the Fernley patrol area, becoming a sergeant in 2007 and a lieutenant in 2013.