|Re: Employees of the 2nd Quarter, 2011|
|Thursday, 18 August 2011 07:15|
Sheriff Paul C. May has released the following information:
Re: Employees of the 2nd Quarter, 2011
Sheriff Paul C. May is proud to announce the “Employees of the 2nd Quarter” of 2011.
Four employees and one squad were recognized for the second quarter of 2011. There are four categories for which employees may be recognized: administration employee, citizen volunteer, Detention Deputy and Law Enforcement. The recipients are as follows:
Administrative Employee – Deborah Courson
Deborah Courson works in the control room of the jail and was nominated by Lt. John Cain. Lt. Cain states that working in the control room can be very stressful and requires multi-tasking and attention to detail. Ms. Courson always does what is asked of her in a timely manner and is punctual and seldom absent from work. She is a definite asset to the Sheriff’s Office.
Citizen Volunteer – Jack Williamson
Jack Williamson was nominated by Michael Musto of Lake Worth, Florida. Mr. Musto is a part-time resident of Okeechobee County. “He cares deeply about what he does and strives to do an excellent job protecting the properties in the neighborhood”, stated Mr. Musto.
Detention Deputy – Gary Cashwell
Detention Deputy Gary Cashwell was nominated by Lt. John Cain for his role in the recreation yard and with the weekend work program. Both of these positions require accurate documentation, attention to detail and planning. Gary makes sure that inmates receive their required hours of recreation. He also keeps track of persons assigned to the weekend work program and makes sure they are compliant with their court sentence.
Law Enforcement – Arlene Durbin
Law Enforcement – Steven Pollock
Deputy Sheriff Arlene Durbin and Deputy Sheriff Steven Pollock were both nominated by Sgt. Clif Gill. Both of these deputies responded to assist Fire/Rescue with a possible overdose. The deputies arrived on scene first and found the victim nonresponsive, her lips were blue and she had no pulse. D/S Durbin and D/S Pollock performed CPR and the victim began to respond. “Due to the teamwork of these two deputies, the victim was revived and transported to Raulerson Hospital. Their actions deserve recognition and are a statement to the training and professionalism of this Department.”
Squad –Road Patrol A Squad
Road Patrol A Squad, consists of Sgt. Clif Gill, Cpl Paul Ferrell, D/S Arlene Durbin, D/S Donald Ellis, D/S Ignacio Astacio, D/S Steven McKinley, D/S Adrian Rogers, D/S John Hazy, D/S Steven Pollock, D/S Rusty Hartsfield, Dispatch Cpl Liz Kelly, Dispatcher Kelly Lancaster, Dispatcher Natalie Taylor, Dispatcher Adela Nunez. Squad A was assisted this day by Squad B, D/S Brian Cross and long with K-9 Barco
Sgt. Gill was recently assigned supervisor of Squad A. On June 4, 2011, information was received that a wanted subject was hiding in a local house. Squad A along with D/S Cross and K-9 set up a perimeter around the home. Deputies gained entry into the home. Upon searching the house not only did they find the wanted subject, they also found another suspect wanted for Attempted Murder from Orange County, Florida.
Sgt. Gill was proud of the teamwork shown by the squad. The teamwork was instrumental in the capture of two wanted felons.
Sheriff May said of the awards, “We are very proud of these employees for what they do, day in and day out, and these are the ones from the 2nd quarter that won, but many more are deserving. I am very proud of what these people do for their county and I am very humbled to work with them."
Congratulations to all of the nominees and the recipients of these awards.
Michele Bell, Public Information Officer