Conners tapped as substation's new leader

15-year law enforcement veteran grew up in Colfax
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Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner has selected a sergeant with lifelong Colfax ties to take command of the substation. Sgt. Ty Conners is the new commander in the City of Colfax, a Sheriff Office’s contract city. Conners, a 15-year veteran, will oversee the substation and the deputies assigned to the Colfax beat. Conners, 40, attended Colfax Elementary School and his family has roots there that go back 50 years. He is looking forward to giving back to a community that had a big part in forming him. “I grew up in Colfax and now my life and career have come full circle,” Conners said. “I have an opportunity to give back to this small town that has a lot of pride. I want to maintain that pride and the trust the city has with the Sheriff’s Office.” Conners has worked in many assignments within the Sheriff’s Office. He has served on the Special Enforcement Team and the dive team, and has worked in patrol and corrections. He is a longtime member of the Honor Guard and is taking over its leadership from Andrew Scott, who was recently promoted to lieutenant. Conners is also well-known in the Auburn art community. He works in several media, but is best-known for his charcoal drawings. He shows his work at the Auburn Old Town Gallery and his charcoal drawings of the Sheriff’s special teams hang in the lobby of the Auburn Justice Center. Conners recently painted a brightly colored children’s mural at the Placer Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center. The painting at the MDIC created a peaceful place where children who’ve been involved in horrific incidents are taken for interviews. – Staff report