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THE GARY GRAY AUTO THEFT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Year Recipient Agency at Time of Nomination
2019 The Team San Diego County Regional Auto Theft TaskForce (RATT)
2019 The Team Stanislaus County Auto Theft TaskForce (STANCATT)
2019 The Team California Highway Patrol, Valley Division ISU
2019 The Team Los Angeles County TaskForce for Regional AutoTheft Prevention West Team
2018 The Team San Diego County Regional Auto Theft TaskForce (RATT)
2018 The Team Stanislaus County Auto Theft TaskForce (STANCATT)
2018 The Team Tulare County Auto Theft TaskForce (TCATT)
2018 Investigator Jason Craven California Highway Patrol, Valley Division ISU
2017 The Team Fresno County Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) Task Force
2017 The Team Riverside County AutoTheft Interdiction Detail (RAID)
2017 The Team San Diego County Regional Auto Theft TaskForce (RATT)
2016 Special Agent Kurt Nester National Insurance Crime Bureau
2016 Sergeant David Yokley California Highway Patrol, Inland Division ISU
2016 Investigator Derreck Brackett California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus County Auto Theft TaskForce
2016 Investigator John French California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus County Auto Theft TaskForce
2016 The Team Los Angeles County TaskForce for Regional AutoTheft Prevention (TRAP)
2015 The Team Orange County Auto Theft TaskForce (OCATT)
2014 Investigator Kraig Palmer California Highway Patrol, Orange County Auto Theft TaskForce
2014 The Team San Bernardino County Auto Theft TaskForce (SANCATT)
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

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.

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