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2022 Terry Tibke Award Recipients

August 15, 2022

On Saturday, August 13, Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue (SCVSAR) announced the annual Terry Tibke Award recipient. This year’s recipients are Nicole Donohue and K9 Zane, who received this award for their dedication to Search and Rescue missions. Of the over 400 Search and Rescue team members, in the past year Nicole and Zane are by far our most frequent mission responders within SCVSAR. Nicole and Zane also spent untold hours in training, helping to mentor other members, and doing the not-so-glamorous work of maintaining our rescue equipment.

On Saturday, SCVSAR members, families, guests, alongside Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies and staff gathered for our annual picnic to honor the Terry Tibke Award recipient. Guests enjoyed BBQ hamburgers, hotdogs, and a potluck buffet, along with a bouncy house, water play area, and the Kids Copter for the children.

The award was created in honor of Terry Tibke, a dedicated SCVSAR volunteer in the 1960s and 70s, who set the bar very high, and much like Nicole does now, was just always there for every mission and all the training, mentoring, and equipment upkeep. While in his prime of life and SAR volunteering, Terry, tragically, was stricken with cancer and passed away. At that time, SCVSAR created this award in his honor and memory for our volunteers to recognize one or more team member(s) each year whom we honor for their outstanding contribution to SCVSAR.

Since 1977, SCVSAR has recognized and honored our Terry Tibke Award recipients within our organization. This year, we are sharing this with our community to honor our recipients and volunteers for their lifesaving work that they provide for Snohomish County and our residents each year.