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Letter of Commendation

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This letter is to formally and publically commend

Deputy Nocona Clark

for the excellent service he has provided to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and more importantly the citizens of McKinley County.

I would like to take this opportunity to commend you for the good work you did on March 11, 2017.

While on duty, you responded to the scene of an officer involved shooting and successfully apprehended a suspect who killed Navajo Nation Police Officer Houston Largo.


On March 11th you, Sgt. Robert Turney and Deputy James arrived on scene and were soon able to track the suspect, Kirby Cleveland, who was concealing himself in the area. This was done after numerous attempts by other law enforcement personnel trying to apprehend the suspect. Your dedication and your perseverance to find the suspect with your fellow deputies is truly admirable.

The Sun will post McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Letters of Commendations, honoring local law enforcement, in our current and Feb. 16 issues.