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Nominated: Paula Soelle, Lucia Rodriguez, Julie Iris / Arizona - August 26, 2016

On August 16, 2016, Utah received an alert through local dispatch concerning an online post a former compact offender had made in reference to a shooting the offender fantasized about committing at a school. Utah reached out to Arizona as the offender had recently returned to Arizona from the compact. Paula Soelle, with the Arizona Probation Compact Unit, sprung into action, as did Lucia Rodriguez and Julie Iris with Yuma County Probation. They made sure an immediate field visit was conducted. The residence was searched for weapons and mental health professionals were on scene to assist and meet with the offender. Because of these quick actions, a potential tragedy was averted. Thank you Paula, Lucia, and Julie for the amazing work you do every day!

Submitted by: Jim Ingle / Utah

Originally posted on Friday, August 26, 2016.