Kim Robinson and Ron Bulkley have been named to head the Sevier County sheriff's two search-and-rescue units, with headquarters in Salina and Richfield.
Robinson succeeds Melvin Anderson as commander of the North Sevier unit in Salina. He will be assisted by Gary Mason as newly elected vice commander; Ellis Quarnberg, first sergeant; and Charles Woodside, secretary-treasurer. Completing service as officers with Anderson are Bryan Rasmussen and Terry Phillips.Bulkley replaces Harold Thalman as head of the unit at Richfield, whose members live in the central and southern sectors of the county. Other new officers are Marc Nay, captain; Layne Riddle, first lieutenant; Mike Turner, first sergeant; and Lynn Koyle, secretary-treasurer.
Retiring from officer positions with Thalman are Rick Porter, secretary-treasurer; Darren Ence, first sergeant; Jim Ence, Terry Balch and Carl Nielson, squad lieutenants.
The North Sevier unit traveled 6,897 miles and accumulated 1,547 man-hours of volunteer service in search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement assistance during 1991. Jack Wood was recognized in compiling the most points of service among the members and was awarded a special plaque. Larry C. Bosshardt was honored posthumously for his service until his death in April 1991.
Members of the unit at Richfield traveled 14,496 miles and donated 1,151 man-hours, a service that officials said represented a value in excess of $21,000 to residents and non-residents who benefited from the unit's efforts.