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Help us Congratulate our 2013 Sheriff’s Office Award Recipients

Posted 11/20/2013 8:35 AM by MDGREGORY
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These Sheriff’s Office Employees and Outstanding Citizens have risen above and beyond expectations and we are extremely Honored to recognize their exceptional work. Please help us say “Thank You” and let them know we are very proud of them!! Great Job All and Thank you!!

Please remember, each and every day, all of our deputies and staff proudly serve you, the citizens of Spokane County and do so with dedication, honor and professionalism.

*** These awards are overseen by the Law Enforcement Awards Committee comprised of several employees throughout the Sheriff's Office. They receive nominations during the year and the committee carefully considers each nomination and decides who the recipients are.

The "Sheriff's Star" Award recipients are chosen by Sheriff Knezovich for their outstanding job performance, dedication and professionalism.

All Photos Courtesy of Larissa Miller-Forensics Unit

Pictures are posted on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneCountySheriffsOffice

2013 Sheriff’s Office Awards

OUTSTANDING CITIZEN AWARD

George L. Sullivan
Kevin Sullivan

In recognition of your extraordinary response and actions on July 7, 2013 during a drowning incident on the Spokane River. You did the community a great service by taking part in the rescue of the victim. You assisted law enforcement officers who lacked the immediate resources to do what you did! This community is very blessed to have you as one of its citizens.
Thank you!

MEDAL OF MERIT

Deputy Thad T. Schultz

In recognition of your extraordinary efforts in developing and implementing a statewide SAR "pilot" program which established new and consistent standards in the way volunteers are trained. Your commitment and leadership in developing a SAR Academy and the software to streamline processes is very much appreciated. It is an honor to have you on our TEAM. Thank you!

Erica A. Rivas, Sheriff's Technical Assistant II

In recognition of your organizational skills and outstanding work on the Early Case Resolution process. Due to your efforts, 80 percent of the County cases are filed by the Prosecutors within 72 hours and 100 percent of the Sheriff's Office documentation was delivered within the specified time frame.
Thank you for being a member of our TEAM!

Esther Larsen, Contracts Coordinator

In recognition of your extraordinary efforts in the Drug Endangered Children (DEC) project. You secured a total of $1,820,900.00 in Federal Grant funding to assist in establishing this DEC Project and the Washington State DEC Alliance, as well as, serving as the Grant Director/Manager. You have done our agency a great service. It is an honor to have you as a member of our TEAM. Thank you!
Deputy Gregory A. Snyder

In recognition of your extraordinary 18 years of service in the Crime Prevention Unit! Your professionalism and willingness to embrace change are among the attributes that have made you a successful Crime Prevention Deputy. You actively supported the mission, values, and ethics of the Sheriff's Office at every opportunity. It is an honor to have you as a member of our TEAM. Thank you!

ANNUAL UNIT MERIT AWARD

School Resource Deputies Unit
Lieutenant Steve Jones
Sergeant Wes Eylar
Deputy Jeff Bergeron
Deputy Ed Cashman
Deputy Jeff Duncan
Deputy Ron Nye
Deputy Jeff Rogers
Deputy Mark Speer
Deputy Scott Streltzoff
Deputy Chris Young

Your professionalism, versatility, dedication, and commitment are just a few of the attributes that have earned you this honor. Serving as positive role models for our youth, you are contributing to the future of our community. Your service enhances and reflects positively on this agency.
Thank you for being valued members of our TEAM!

LIFE-SAVING AWARD

Deputy Scott C. Bonney

In recognition of your extraordinarily quick response and actions during an attempted suicide incident. You saved the life of someone in our community and gave them the opportunity to find the help they needed. You are a valued member of our TEAM. Thank you!

Corporal James W. Speaks
Deputy Darell R. Stidham

In recognition of your swift response and actions during a drowning incident on the Spokane River. Your dedication and commitment to the citizens of this community are extraordinary. You are valued members of our TEAM!! Thank you!

MEDAL OF VALOR

Deputy Jared S. Kiehn
Deputy Kenneth A. Dodge

In recognition of your extraordinary efforts in trying to save a person's life by extinguishing a car fire, placing yourself in great personal jeopardy, you displayed the highest form of commitment and dedication to the citizens of our community. It is an honor to work with you and have you as part of our TEAM. Thank you!

CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION

Deputy Jeffry Rogers

In acknowledgement of your participation and outstanding efforts in the recovery of numerous laptops stolen from Evergreen Elementary School. Your resourcefulness and communication skills enabled you to connect with the suspects and their family. Thank you for a job well done and for being a valued member of our TEAM!

SHERIFF'S STAR AWARD

Deputy Todd Miller

Your keen observation skills, dedication and commitment to the safety of our citizens have led to the significant decline of intoxicated/impaired drivers on the streets of Spokane County! Thank you for being a valued member part of our TEAM!!

Sergeant Jim Gladden

Your knowledge base, leadership skills and dedication led you to develop an "All Hazard Evacuation Plan" which has been adopted by Spokane County. It has also led to state recognition in both the "Marine" and "Search and Rescue" Units. Your work with the software to streamline the logging and credentialing of all volunteers has made a significant impact. Thank you for being a valued member of our TEAM!

Deputy Wade Nelson

Your work in the SAR (Search and Rescue) program at the state and county levels have brought us into a new age. You were a driving force in developing and implementing a statewide "pilot" program - establishing new and consistent standards in the way SAR volunteers are trained. Thank you for being a valued member of our TEAM!

Deputy Thad Schutlz

Your work in the SAR (Search and Rescue) program at the state and county levels have brought us into a new age. You were a driving force in developing and implementing a statewide "pilot" program - establishing new and consistent standards in the way SAR volunteers are trained. You also developed a SAR Academy and the software to streamline the logging and credentialing of all volunteers. You are a valued member of our TEAM!

Deputy Patrick Bloomer

Your self-motivation, dedication and commitment to this community and the Marine Unit has led to a record setting year of inspections (645 written), safety contacts, boating safety classes and public education on water safety. Your extraordinary efforts have undoubtedly saved numerous lives. You were rewarded by receiving three State awards; 2009 and 2011 Washington State Boat Safety Educators of the Year Award and 2012 Washington State Marine Enforcement Unit of the Year Award. Thank you for being a valued member of our TEAM!

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