Deputy Lynn Huffman of the Salt Lake County sheriff's office was recently presented the International Footprint Association award naming her peace officer of the year.

Huffman was assigned to assist in security for 3rd District Court upon joining the department in 1986. She is believed to be the first female to serve as bailiff.Huffman is bailiff to Commissioner Sandra Peuler, handling domestic relations, divorce, and child-custody cases, which are considered among the most potentially volatile cases.