How it works
These awards are presented annually in the community where the winners are located, as well as at the Washington State Crime Prevention Association (WSCPA) Law Enforcement Training Conference, to the “team” (the responding officer and the prosecutor) who most successfully investigates and prosecutes an animal cruelty case. Funds are raised by Pasado’s Safe Haven and its supporters. The award money ($5,000) is split between winning departments and must be used for further animal cruelty investigation and prosecution related training, equipment or tools.
- For a case to be eligible for the 2018 Bucky Award, it must have reached a disposition in 2017 or 2018.
- The individual or case can be nominated by a citizen, an officer or a prosecutor.
- Submit your nomination to begin the process.
- Deadline for nominations is June 7th, 2019.
Prior Bucky Award Winners
2017: Thurston County Joint Animal Services Officer Erika Johnson and Thurston County Prosecuting Attorneys Office Deputy Prosecutor Jim Powers
2016: Wenatchee Valley Animal Control Sergeant Sandra Larsen and Chelan County Deputy Prosecutor Andrew Van Winkle
2014-15: Whatcom Humane Society and Prosecutor Eric Richey
2013: Marysville Police Officers Dave Vasconi and Brad Smith and Prosecutor Jennifer Millett
2012: Port Orchard Police Sergeant Jason Glantz and Prosecutor Barbara Dennis
2011: Granite Falls Police Chief Dennis Taylor
2010: Snohomish County Deputy Michael Vafeados and Prosecutor Paul Stern