Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
Former Lyon County Sheriff and Dayton resident Sid Smith died June 29, at the age of 65.
Smith was appointed Lyon County Sheriff in 1992 following the death of Sheriff Jim Guerts and was elected in 1994, 1998 and 2002 before retiring at the end of 2006.
During his tenure as sheriff, Smith enhanced the D.A.R.E. program and Tri-Net Narcotics Task Force, implemented a detective division, gang task force, and neighborhood watch, and worked to secure enhanced training and equipment for the department.