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Kathryn K. Herrin

Kathryn K. Herrin

Director Zone 3
Canon City, CO

NASMA Director

Kathy Herrin has been a resident of Colorado for over 24 years. Growing up, she lived in Western Nebraska and participated in the 4-H Horse Program. Kathy attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with Minors in English, Political Science and Theater. Moving to Canon City in 1982, she worked at KRLN Radio as on-air talent, a news reporter and program director. In 1988, Kathy was hired as a dispatcher for the Canon City Police Department. She became a Reserve Police Officer and, in April 1992, became a full-time police officer. Kathy retired as an officer in September 2005. She now serves the CCPD as the Victim Assistance Coordinator. Additionally, she has been the department's Community Service Officer, a gang intelligence officer, new applicant background investigator, field training officer, hostage negotiator and a member of the department’s investigative response team. Kathy also coordinates the Neighborhood Watch program and the agency's Citizens' Police Academy twice a year.
Since Kathy was in high school, she has announced horse shows, mule/donkey shows and high school rodeo. She was one of the primary horse show announcers at the Colorado State Fair for many years. Additionally, she has announced the World Wide Paint Horse Congress, the National Mule and Donkey Show, the Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show, the Kansas State Fair, the Wyoming State Fair Mule Show, the National Western Stock Show, the Rocky Mountain Paint Horse Association Rendezvous, the National Reining Horse Association Summer Slide and the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, in addition to many weekend and county fair shows and rodeos in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, California, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Kathy was actively involved with the Fremont County 4-H Horse Council for many years, and she continues to be a strong supporter of youth equine programs. She is a long-time proponent of the mule/donkey industry, having owned and shown “long ears” for the last 18 years. She has owned Malachi, a wild burro; Mule Brenner and Donkey Shayne.
In 1987, Kathy was honored by the Colorado Business and Professional Women’s Association as the state’s Young Careerist. The competition included a prepared speech, group interaction activity, personal interview and personal portfolio. Kathy was selected to participate in a Community Policing Exchange Program with the Russian city of Valdai in 1998. Additionally, she has competed in state-wide community theater contests, was named to the All State Acting Team and was recently named Best Director for the 2006 season by the Fremont Civic Theatre.
Kathy is truly honored to have recently been elected to the North American Saddle Mule Association (NASMA) Board of Directors.

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