A Squad received a Unit Citation for the third quarter of 2015. Recently an inmate in the jail was attempting to commit suicide. With their quick actions and lifesaving techniques, members of A Squad saved the life of the inmate. Great job everyone!
(pictured L-R, Lt. Van Hortman, D/D Thomas Carter, D/D David Silvas, D/D Patricia Massung, D/D Ty Bass, D/D Antonio Hernandez, Cpl Stacy Ellerbee, D/D David Rogers and Captain Tony Madrigal; not pictured D/D Rick Long and Sgt. Iris Marrero)
On Wednesday, December 10, 2015 at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a female that had fallen between a boat and the dock. Lt Shannon Peterson responded to Okee Tantie, 10430 SR 78 West. Upon arrival he observed a male subject standing on the dock yelling at him for help. Lt. Peterson found a lady in the water holding onto the dock yelling for help. He was able to grab on to her and with the help of Deputy Sheriff Quinton Speed, they were able to rescue her from the water. She admitted that she did not know how to swim and had went under water a couple of times and was about to lose her grip on the dock prior to their arrival. Okeechobee Fire Rescue responded and medically cleared her. Deputies assisted the couple with their belongings and insured their safety getting home. Job well done!
It is with great pleasure that I introduce our newest deputies, Deputy Sheriff Justin DeLuca, Deputy Sheriff Mark Champion and Deputy Sheriff Maria Camacho. Congratulations to all of you!
(pictured L-R) Sheriff Paul C. May, Deputy DeLuca, Sgt. Clif Gil, Deputy Champion, Deputy Camacho and Captain Gary Bell.