Adams State commends police work of David Pino


Officer David Pino (center) accepts his letter of commendation from Ken Marquez (left) VP of Student Affairs, and Dr. Joel Shults, Chief of ASU PD.

Adams State University Police Officer David Pino was presented a Letter of Commendation regarding his astute work after discovery of an explosive device outside Rex Stadium, following the October 26, 2013, football game. The commendation was awarded by Ken Marquez, vice president for Student Affairs, and Dr. Joel Shults, chief of the Adams State Police Department.

"Due to Officer Pino's actions, professionalism and skilled response, this situation was addressed safely, with no injuries or damage," Marquez said. "He was able to build a case that resulted in the arrest of one individual in connection with the explosive device."

Based on his training and experience, Pino correctly recognized a suspicious object as a homemade explosive.