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Milestone: Sheriff’s Office 2013 Award Winners announced
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office held its 2013 Awards Recognition Dinner on Saturday, April 5.
Detective Sgt. John Keegan received the Sheriff’s Office Employee of the Year Award while Sterling Epps earned the Volunteer of the Year Award and Wayne Foth was named the Search and Rescue Volunteer of the Year.
Sgt. Brian King, Deputy Joe Pursley and Corrections Deputy Raymond Cooper each received a Life Saving Award from Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict for their outstanding performances that were responsible for the saving of human lives.
Meritorious Service Awards are given to a member or non-member of the department for meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility, the duty reflecting excellence in such performance; the recipient distinguishing himself/herself and the Sheriff’s Office’s in going above and beyond the person’s normal duty. Award winners include Deputies Mike Backes, Bill Cortani, Shaun Minks, Matt Murphy and Stacy Sampson; Corrections Deputy Buddy DePew; Fiscal Specialist Karen Peterson and Chaplain Tim Richards.
Meritorious Unit Citation Awards were given for meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility, the duty reflecting excellence in such performance; the recipient distinguishing himself or herself and the Sheriff’s Office in going above and beyond the team’s or section’s normal duty. Award winners include Detectives Brett Anglin, Mike Grall, Brian Knutson, Darrell Nelson, Scott Rogers, Jeff Waterhouse; OPNET Administrator Linda Johnson; Sgts. John Keegan and Jason Viada; Emergency Management Coordinators Penny Linterman and Jamye Wisecup and OPNET Analyst Bob Orth.
Commendation Awards are given to individuals, members or non-members or organizations for excellence in the performance of duty or excellence in the performance of duty or excellence in a specific assigned duty, or for improving conditions within the agency or community. This year’s recipients include Corrections Deputies Howard Blair, Ross Cameron, Jeff Finley, Brian Martin, Wes Miner, Eric Morris, Alicia Newhouse, Nate Pence, Jannell Pope, Mark Raemer and Sandra Waterhouse; Corrections Sgts. Darrell Bryant, Wendy Peterson and Matt Blore (Retired); PAPD Officer Al Brusseau and K-9 Kilo; citizens Jennifer Eastburn and Karan Edgington; Deputies Ralph Edgington and Stacy Sampson; Corrections Nurse Julia Keegan; Detective Jim McLaughlin; SAR volunteer Ricki McLaughlin; EOC volunteer Priscilla Stockner and Chief Corrections Deputy Ron Sukert.
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards were presented to those Sheriff’s volunteers who volunteered at least 100 hours in 2013. There were 41 Sheriff’s Office volunteers who earned an award with hours ranging from 100-521 volunteer hours. David Hepner was awarded the “gold” award for topping the list with 521 volunteer hours. Earning silver awards for volunteering 250 or more hours were Wayne Foth, Joan Craft, Sterling Epps, Karen Clatanoff, Al Dawson, Priscilla Stockner, Kathleen Reiter and Parker Stoops. Earning bronze awards for at least 100 hours of service were Rosalie Camin, Bruce Reiter, Bill Carter, Dave Hull, Diane Wheeler, Tom Doane, Carole March, Bill Miano, Jim Faddis, Allan Tyson, Bob McGonigel, Steve Belcher, Hank Marrero, George March, Alan Hawley, Bob Mills, Paul Honore, Art Tordini, Al Camin, Judy Hendrickson, David Hannon, Ellen Morrison, Rich Golding, Joe Price, Jim Mraz, Truman Watkins, Ricki McLaughlin, David Ellefson, Dennis Smith, Rachel House, David Kanters, and Rebecca Winters.