Week 149


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Keeping firearms out of the hands of our children

#WeekInJustice: Week 149

Tuesday night saw the culmination of a lot of hard work on another Inter Governmental Agreement out of our Civil Division, this time with the Tucson Unified School District. We visited their Governing Board that night with an offer to supply 10 gun locks to every TUSD school along with an education campaign aimed at “keeping firearms out of the hands of our children.” Improperly stored guns play a role in both accidental and suicidal deaths among children, and the opportunity to step into those waters of prevention brought everyone a feeling of joy and triumph.  The bipartisan Board approved the IGA unanimously.

Similar sentiments of gratitude and positivity continued Wednesday night as Pima County held its first appreciation event aimed at Native American County employees. The prayer ceremony led by Dr. Carlos Gonzales was as powerful as it always is, but the poem about why we live here in this beautiful desert resonated deeply. I look forward to sharing the event next year with more of our Native employees of the People’s Office. 

Lastly, I’ll confess that I didn’t think the all-out party and multiple costume and decoration contests of Halloween could be beat, but the Tree of Thanksgiving in our lobby is one of the more creative and special things I’ve see this time of year.  So I’ve begun thanking these incredible employees already. For all that they are and all that they do.

To be continued, 


Laura Conover

Laura Conover

Pima County Attorney