Deputy Aaron Williamson and Lieutenant James McRae of the Nye County Sheriff’s Department respond to a trespassing call. The caller reports that he was pulling up to a job site when he noticed a vehicle parked in the garage of an unoccupied property he works at. When he approached the vehicle, there was a man sitting in the passenger seat who claimed to have been dropped off there by a friend. He quickly changes his story and claims the car belongs to him and takes off. The caller not convinced by either story decides to follow the driver. Deputy Williamson and Lieutenant McRae spot the vehicle and are able to box it in and get the driver into custody. The suspect tells Deputy Williamson that he is a federal cadaver dog informant and that he’s simply a victim of circumstance. While searching for the suspect’s driver’s license in a black bag inside the vehicle, Deputy Williamson finds more than a dozen credit cards and identifications of various people. The man states that he has a right to have all of those IDs and credit cards but will be charged with possession of the identification cards, obtaining a credit card by false pretenses, and his car will be towed.
Deputy Aaron Williamson, of the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, responds to a call of a woman who is reportedly driving while intoxicated. While on patrol Deputy Williamson spots the suspect’s vehicle and pulls the driver over. The female driver recognizes Deputy Williamson – he frequents the restaurant she works at – and greets him as if they are close friends. As the deputy approaches the woman, the pungent smell of alcohol is prevalent. She admits to drinking the night before but becomes upset to learn that someone reported her. She believes her ex-husband set her up since she had just dropped off their child at his residence. She is adamant that she is not intoxicated and agrees to take a field sobriety test but refuses a breathalyzer test. A blood test will be required to prove she is not driving while intoxicated. The woman fails the field sobriety test and blames her ex-husband for it instead of considering the danger she put her child in. While searching the vehicle, Deputy Williamson locates multiple mini-bottles in the vehicle. She is arrested for suspicion of DUI, driving on a revoked license, and having open containers in the vehicle.
Victim of Circumstance
Nye County Sheriff’s Office
Leavenworth, KS/ Las Vegas, NV
How did you get into Law Enforcement?
I always thought about working a career in Law Enforcement. I was in a career field that wasn’t going to provide a good retirement, however, was a great paying job but I was bored there. I watched cops shows and had friends that were cops and always wanted to be a part of something I felt was bigger and better and where I felt it could actually make a difference. I put myself through the academy and paid for it myself. Upon graduation, I applied at Nye County Sheriff’s and got accepted. That was the best decision I ever made. Until I met my future wife of course, but this career is what lead me to that woman. I wouldn’t change a thing. Although I have a long way until I retire, this career has been what I expected and some. I look forward to the years to come and where I will go from here.
What was your first arrest?
My first arrest was on my second day of field training. It was a domestic battery where a woman struck her boyfriend over the head with a thick lamp. She split his eye open causing a 2 to 3 inch laceration. The lady was drunk and non compliant, she wouldn’t even provide a name at first. She went to jail that night and I ended up having to deal with her again a couple years later for a hit-and-run and driving under the influence where she was again non-compliant.
What is your favorite part about your job?
The best part of my job is when I get to help someone out that is having a bad day, and by the time their finished dealing with me they are happier and feel like they got something accomplished. I enjoy dealing with juveniles in an attempt to guide them on the right path, because I believe around the age of 10 is when they begin to decide what path they will be on. I’ve been told by a juvenile that he felt like I was more of a father figure to him than his own dad. That was great to hear and at the same time it was heartbreaking that he didn’t have sufficient support at home. I’ve had parents thank me for taking the time out of my own day to be there for their kids and help them through tough times and they mentioned that their kids look to me as a role model.
Outside of work I like to ride my ATV, hit the gym, and at times when I can, I go watch the races since my cousin is a race car driver.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
I tell some people that have asked or made it appear they were about to run, if you make me chase you, I’m using you as my landing pad.