Christopher Meadows, a Sheriffs Department search and rescue team member who died in an all-terrain-vehicle incident at the Oceano Dunes two years ago while responding to a call, will have a patrol/rescue boat named after him.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to officially honor Meadows with a resolution Tuesday.
There is a long-standing tradition in the law enforcement marine community of naming vessels after dedicated employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice, Sheriff Ian Parkinson wrote in a report to supervisors.
Dedicating a vessel in Christophers memory will allow his commitment and energy to continue to be honored and to abide by the motto That Others May Live! Parkinson wrote.
Meadows, 24, was responding to a report of a person having a broken leg at Oceano Dunes when his ATV rolled over on him. The accident occurred May 24, 2009.
The boat is regularly used to patrol Nacimiento Lake.