Lana Tomlin, commander of the Apple Valley Sheriff’s station, grew up in Covina and graduated from Covina High School in 1986.
She spent the next two years working in retail and attending Mount San Antonio College, where she played basketball. Tomlin began coaching volleyball and basketball at Covina High School in 1988 and later coached basketball for Victor Valley Christian High School and Victor Valley College.
“I met my future husband Gary Tomlin in 1986,” she said. “We were married in 1988 and moved to the High Desert the following year.”