Two Helena-area public safety officials honored for excellence

Nolan Lister

Helena firefighter Dillon DeLaHunt and Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Clint Pullman are nearly a generation apart, one just hitting his stride in a career in public safety, the other nearing the end — but both represent the area’s finest.

DeLaHunt and Pullman were named the Helena Exchange Club’s Firefighter and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2021, respectively, an honor they both said reaffirms lifelong dreams.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Clint Pullman poses for a photo outside the Law and Justice Center recently.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

“I wanted to be on highway patrol since I was a little boy,” Pullman said as a preface to a discussion about the beginning of his 24-year career in law enforcement, which began with the Montana Highway Patrol.

Sometimes in one’s life, time and place align, and as an ambitious Montana State University graduate with a degree in criminal justice, Pullman said his shot at MHP was just what he needed.

“I was the youngest state trooper at a good agency,” he said. “Timing

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