Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Umina has retired. Sheriff Kerry Lee said his last day was Aug. 31, and a retirement party was held for him and his wife Aug. 27.
Umina, 68, had 15 years of service with the department, his only venture into law enforcement. Lee said he went to the Police Academy at the age of 52. “That’s a pretty good accomplishment, because it is very physically challenging.”
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Umina earned his degree in counseling from Wright State University and went into counseling work with troubled youth at a halfway house in Daytona Beach, Florida, then returned to Ohio to work as a drug counselor. He and his family moved to Nevada in 2000.
Umina first started working for the state in the park service and then worked in the LIncoln County dispatch center and the jail, when it was located in the basement of the courthouse.
He moved up the ranks to patrolman, and shift supervisor and finished his career with the rank of corporal.
Tim’s son Miles, who is also a deputy with the sheriff’s department, said his dad has always been about helping people. “That’s why he was a drug counselor for a long time and has always really liked serving the community.”