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Timothy Proffitt 1952-2016

Tim Proffitt was born February 8th, 1952 in Bishop and passed away September 15, 2016.

He attended Bishop Schools and graduated from Bishop Union High School in 1970. After attending Bakersfield College he returned to Bishop where he went to work for Bishop City Police Dept.

He graduated from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s training academy where he received his basic P.O.S.T. certificate, and in 1973 he accepted a position with the Paso Robles City Police Dept., on August 3, 1974, Tim married Kay Buck, also of Bishop.

In 1983 the Proffitt family returned home to the Owens Valley where he began working with Inyo County Animal Services. He graduated as a Humane Officer from San Diego Humane Academy as well as receiving certifications in other areas of animal welfare and control.

He retired from Animal Services in June of 2014 after serving as supervisor for the last 15 years. Tim also worked with the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve Deputy Sheriff Officer for a number of years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Caryl Proffitt.

Tim is survived by his wife, Kay, son SSG Adam Proffitt his wife Emily and children Lev and Genevieve of Deridder, LA; daughter Anne and husband Adam Nichols of Olympia, WA; brothers Tom Proffitt and wife Judy of Wasco, CA and Larry Proffitt of St. George, UT along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, September 30th, 2016 at West Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Tim’s name to your favorite charity