Marana Police Department Officer Erin Ysaguirre was honored as one of four Unsung Heroes by the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation. The award is given for going above-and-beyond in their service to the community.
Ysaguirre and the other officers selected for the award were picked because of their dedication to their jobs and for helping the community. The honorees were recognized Wednesday, January 10, at the University of Arizona’s Hall of Champions.
Ysaguirre was recognized for her contributions to the community, both on and off duty. Her commitment to providing “unparalleled service” as a member of Marana PD, while also participating in events like Tip a Cop, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, and Special Olympics while off-duty were factors in earning the award. Ysaguirre volunteered as an instructor and represented Marana PD at Camp Fury. Camp Fury is a partnership between local public safety agencies and the Girl Scouts. The camp exposes teen girls to careers in public safety with hands on training. Ysaguirre is a regular instructor with Marana PD, Field Training Officer and mentor to newer officers. She volunteers at her daughter's school and regularly teaches at Marana PD's Citizen's Academy.
The Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation is a nonprofit foundation, which was previously known as the Tucson Police Foundation. The “Unsung Heroes” award was established in 2003 and only awarded Tucson police personnel, until this year, which is the first the award was open to other local agencies. Ysaguirre becomes the first Marana PD officer to win the award
The mission of the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation is to raise funds to help purchase equipment, technology, and officer safety training for law-enforcement agencies.
Ysaguirre has been with Marana PD since 2010. Before joining the Marana PD family, she was an officer with Flagstaff PD for three years.