Detention officer Ciangura lauded for saving two inmates in November incidents

KINGMAN – Mohave County supervisors breezed through their Monday board meeting in just 30 minutes.


Chairman Gary Watson gaveled for adjournment at 10 a.m. after a swift-paced meeting with very little discussion.

The board approved a staff recommendation to begin efforts to remove modular structures that are part of the facilities mix at the Mohave County District Library in Kingman. The plan is to construct about 11,500 square feet of new space for library expansion.

The project carries an estimated price tag of $4.3 million and the money would be used from the Library District Facility fund.

Also on Monday, Sheriff Doug Schuster honored detention officer Deborah Ciangura with two lifesaving awards.

Schuster said Ciangura located two female inmates in distress on separate occasions in November, saving one from a medical episode and another from an attempted suicide.

“In both cases, Officer Ciangura’s timely action and split-second decision making resulted in saving the lives of both inmates,” Schuster said. “As sheriff, I am very proud of Officer Ciangura and her outstanding commitment to her profession.”