Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko will be recognized this weekend by the California Rifle and Pistol Association as Peace Officer of the Year for his efforts to support gun rights, hunting and fishing.  

“I’m very humbled by it and very honored to receive that,” Bosenko said.

Morgan McGaughlin of the CRPA says Bosenko was chosen from among several candidates and will receive the award at an annual banquet in Southern California on Saturday.

Although there will be no changes in Shasta or Butte County, several changes to the California State Responsibility Area are proposed for other North State counties, including Tehama. The California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection will hold a public hearing in Redding on Thursday to go over those changes. The hearings are part of the board’s process for making changes to the state’s SRA. Those living in State Responsibility Areas will be subject to the controversial Fire Protection Fee, while those living outside those areas will not.