WESTERN STATES AUTO THEFT INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN CHAPTER

THE GARY GRAY AUTO THEFT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD



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GARY GRAY AUTO THEFT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
YEAR RECIPIENT AGENCY AT TIME OF NOMINATION
2016 Kurt Nester National Insurance Crime Bureau
2016 David Yokley California Highway Patrol, Inland Division ISU
2016 Derreck Brackett California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus County Auto Theft TaskForce 
2016 John French California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus County Auto Theft TaskForce 
2016 The Team Los Angeles County TaskForce for Regional AutoTheft Prevention 
2015 The Team Orange County Auto Theft TaskForce
2014 Investigator Kraig Palmer California Highway Patrol, Orange County Auto Theft TaskForce 
2014 The Team San Bernardino County Auto Theft TaskForce 
2013 Investigator Robert Padilla California Highway Patrol, SCARE
2012 Sergeant Jim Alexander California Highway Patrol, Alameda County Regional Auto Theft TaskForce
2010 Detective Marty Bolger Chula Vista Police Department
2010 Detective Tony Molina Chula Vista Police Department
2009 Special Agent Cliff Chezum National Insurance Crime Bureau
2009 Program Analyst Betty Sauce California Highway Patrol, Field Support Services
2008 Deputy DA Margaret Bevan San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office
2008 Constable Scott Cooke Royal Canadian Mounted Police IMPACT
2007 Sergeant Troy Rivers California Highway Patrol, Field Support Services
2007 Investigator Dave Yokley California Highway Patrol, Inland Division ISU
2006 The Team California Highway Patrol, Valley Division Delta Regional Auto Theft TaskForce
2006 The Team Denver Colorado Metropolitan Vehicle Theft Detail
2006 Dave Prescott California State Automobile Association SIU
2005 Investigator Bruce Ogden California Highway Patrol, Valley Division
2005 Lieutenant Greg Williams California Highway Patrol, Investigative Services Section
2004 Investigator Ron Kramer Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, Salem
2004 Investigator Jim Phan California Department of Motor Vehicles, Anaheim
2003 Commissioner Spike Helmick California Highway Patrol, Headquarters

THE GARY GRAY AUTO THEFT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

In 2003 NICB teamed up with the Northern Chapter of WSATI to give the first annual NICB/WSATI special achievement award for outstanding achievements in the war on Auto Theft by an individual or a team, either Law Enforcement or Insurance.   The award was renamed the Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Award in 2004 in a memorial to Gary. 

NICB through West Region Directors of Operation Ralph Lumpkin and Robert Jones will obtain a plaque. The plaque will be awarded to the recipient at the annual WSATI conference.  The award will be presented by NICB West Region Directors or their designee.  Any member or team in any of the WSATI Chapters would be eligible.

Gary was one of 4 or 5 investigators from around the San Francisco Bay area that had a meeting in 1970 to discuss auto theft problems in the area and 2 years later WSATI Northern Chapter was formed.  He was a real pioneer in WSATI. Over the several years that Gary was a member of WSATI he served in every office and was the current Past President when he passed away in 2003.  He was also a dedicated member of NICB for over 10 years.

Any comments or suggestions can be sent to khutchison@nicb.org

Mailing Address:
Ken Hutchison
Supervisory Special Agent
NICB
P.O. Box 2380
Elk Grove, CA 95624


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Hutchison <khutchison@nicb.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 4:58 PM
Subject: 2016 Gary Gray Award

To all, attached is the nomination letter for the 2016 Gary Gray award.  Please pass this on to any of your groups that participate in WSATI. 

June 15, 2016

To all WSATI Chapters

It is that time of year again. I am requesting nominations for this year’s annual Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Award to be presented at this year’s WSATI conference in San Diego from October 16 through 20, 2016.   I request that all nominations with a brief synopsis of the candidate be emailed or snail mailed to me by August 15, 2016.   The WSATI Northern Chapter board of directors and NICB West Region Directors will select the recipient from the nominations received. 

Thank You
Ken Hutchison 
WSATI Northern Chapter Past President. 

Any comments or suggestions can be sent to khutchison@nicb.org

Mailing address:
Ken Hutchison
NICB
P.O. Box 2380
Elk Grove, CA 95624 


The 2016 Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Award was presented during the seminar at the 44th Annual WSATI Conference on October 19, 2016 in San Diego. 

WSATI Southern Chapter President Brian Yori invited WSATI 2016 Northern Chapter Director Paul Kennedy (NICB) and NICB Supervising Special Agent Tom Downey to the podium to make the presentation of the Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Award.   Tom announced that there would be three separate recipients of the award:

Tom called up to the stage CHP Sergeant David Yokley and NICB Special Agent Kurt Nester and presented them with their Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Awards
 

Paul Kennedy
Kurt Nester, David Yokley
Tom Downey

Tom then called CHP / Stanislaus County Auto Theft TaskForce Commander Lieutenant Larry Chambers up to the stage.  Larry then spoke about the two recipients from his task force, Investigators Derreck Brackett and John French.  They were then called to the stage where they received their Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Awards.
 

Larry Chambers
John French, Derreck Brackett

Tom then called LASD / TaskForce for Regional AutoTheft Prevention (TRAP) Commander Captain Val Rosario up to the stage.  Val then asked the TRAP members in attendance to join him on the stage.  Tom then presented the TRAP team with their Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Award
 

L.A. County TRAP Commander
Val Rosario
L.A. County TRAP Team Members in attendance

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