Janelle Jenkins

Janielle D. Jenkins (December 21, 1970 – September 9, 2016)

Janielle was a dedicated State of California employee, first working for the Department of Justice before being recruited to work for the Administration of Governor Gray Davis. Her dedicated service continued for Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown, ultimately rising to the position of Special Assistant to the Governor. She was also the Extradition Specialist for the Governor’s Office. Her knowledge and ability to problem solve were beyond exceptional. She was a frequent attendee at the annual NAEO conference where she shared her depth of knowledge and made connections with other officials throughout the country. Her laugh and love for life were infectious, and she easily befriended anyone she met

William Howland

William L. Howland (March 2, 1942 – July 11, 2016)

He served on the NAEO board for many years, including a couple terms as president.  He was a frequent speaker at the annual conferences.  He was instrumental in the incorporation of the NAEO as a nonprofit, having drafted the articles of incorporation and by-laws, as well as filing for incorporation in the State of Nebraska.  He took the lead in reviewing and organizing archived historical materials of the NAEO. He was awarded the Elvyn Holt Outstanding Achievement Award in 1994 at the conference in his beloved Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Agt. Mayra Ramirez Barreto

Agt. Mayra Ramírez Barreto (July 14, 1958 – January 10, 2013)

On January 10, 2013 Mayra lost her life in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in the course of an extradition.  Mayra dedicated over 30 years of her life to the Puerto Rico Department of Justice, specifically as an agent with the Extradition Division.  As such she served as Extradition Coordinator.  She was a teacher and mentor to many law enforcement agents who have followed in her footsteps.   Throughout her career she came to be respected and admired by Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys and Judges who valued her professionalism, dedication, perseverance and expertise.   Mayra proudly represented Puerto Rico in hundreds of extraditions from most of the fifty states, and was known and respected by her colleagues throughout the nation.   She attended several NAEO conferences and was also known among many of its members.

As a tribute to her valuable contribution, Mayra’s portrait was placed in the entrance and welcomes everyone who walks into the Extradition Division.  She was the heart and soul of the office, where her co-workers became her extended family.  She was a caring and generous human being who never forgot her friends and colleagues in their times of need.  Her sense of humor was another one of her trademarks, leaving many smiles along her path in life.

In May 2013 she was honored at the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial and in May 2014 in the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC.

Puerto Rico Administration of Corrections Officer Eliezer Colón Clausell  also lost his life in this accident.

Katherine Bean Dorius

Katherine Bean Dorius (February 28, 1949 – July 27, 2008)

She became well-acquainted with the NAEO and its operations while attending conferences for many years as the wife of Utah Deputy Attorney General Earl Dorius, who served on the board for many years, including as president.  She regularly volunteered her time to help Elvyn Holt with her organizational tasks at the conferences.  When Elvyn retired from actively running the NAEO, Kathy was a natural to step in and take over.  Her organizational skills were exceptional and she was critical in the modernization of the NAEO and bringing it to a more professional level, which coincided with the incorporation of the association