Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement today after learning of the death of former Washoe County Sheriff Dennis Balaam:

“I was deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of Sheriff Dennis Balaam.  Sheriff Balaam was a dedicated public servant, having spent his career proudly protecting and serving the Washoe County community. He was admired for his strong leadership and will be remembered for the many contributions he made to Northern Nevada.  Kathleen and I send our thoughts and prayers to his family, colleagues, and friends at this difficult time.”