|Glenda McNab receives award for advocate work|
|Written by Chris Lee|
Glenda McNab, the daughter-in-law of Merna Olsen of Holyoke, recently received an award for her time and dedication spent to serving as a victims’ advocate.
She received the Ray MacKinnon Award during Crime Victims Rights Week April 10-16. The award is given in recognition of her outstanding and caring services to victims of crime in the 17th Judicial District.
“I’m very proud to have it,” McNab said.
She realized she wanted to be a victims’ advocate when her sister-in-law Jerri Moore was killed in 2004.
McNab gives a lot of credit to Shawna Bergstrom who served as the victims’ advocate then. “She inspired me to go on and get involved,” McNab said. “Shawna was awesome. She really inspired me.”
McNab’s nominator said she has put in more time as any one volunteer since she’s been an advocate.
McNab spent three years working for the Adams County District Attorney’s office. She then got involved with COVA (Colorado Organization of Victims’ Advocates) which helped her work as an intern around the Denver area, which she just finished last year.
In 2007 she started with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department. While working in Morgan County, she has also been working towards her criminal justice degree online.
“I took something bad and made something good come out of it,” McNab said. “That’s what makes it more important.”
McNab’s husband John is the son of Merna Olsen of Holoke. The McNabs currently live in Brush.