|Re: Employees of the 4th Quarter/Employees of the Year 2010|
|Friday, 21 January 2011 16:30|
Sheriff Paul C. May has released the following information:
RE: Employees of the 4th Quarter/Employees of the Year 2010
Sheriff Paul C. May is proud to announce the “Employees of the 4th Quarter” of 2010 and the “Employees of the Year” of 2010.
Four employees were recognized for the fourth quarter of 2010. 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 – Amanda “Amy” Fisher
Citizen Volunteer – Jerry Trout
Detention Deputy – Karen Green
Law Enforcement – Detective Rosemary Farless
Amy Fisher was nominated by Ronda Butler. Amy transferred into the traffic clerk position in June, 2009. The requirements of the transfer also included Amy training in the civil division. Amy assumed these duties with minimal training, great enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. She has never hesitated to help out in any way possible. Since that time, Amy has also assumed the duties of another employee, who has since retired, without hesitation. Amy is an excellent employee and has a great attitude and work ethic.
Jerry Trout was nominated by Sgt. Keith Stripling. Jerry has been a volunteer for five years and always goes above and beyond what is expected of him. He has volunteered (186) hours of service between Search & Rescue and Citizens on Patrol. On a recent call-out, Jerry was asked for medical help by a citizen and Jerry responded to this incident without hesitation and remained with the subject until relieved. Jerry has stripped, sanded and painted three of the Search & Rescue boats, saving the agency approximately $1,000.00 in contract labor. Jerry is always willing to help when needed. He volunteers a large amount of time riding with deputies to lend assistance when he can.
Karen Green was nominated by Captain Tony Madrigal, who states, “Karen consistently performs her duties required of her position as Laundry Detention Deputy, day in and day out. This position is not the most forgiving to say the least, instead she accepts the challenge and the laundry within the jail is completed routinely with no issues.”
Detective Rosemary Farless was nominated by Detective Lt. Brad Stark and Detective Marty Faulkner. Detective Farless has conducted many investigations involving sexual battery to children and adults, due to her experience and expertise. Her “reputation” of conducting these investigations has given many road officers the thought that this is the only type of investigations she works. She has always accommodated everyone and is always willing to give assistance to road patrol or to conduct the investigation herself. She can always be counted on to be there if she is on-call or not. Her dedicastion to her job and performance is above any scrutiny. Despite the very hard cases she works, she has shown resilience and maintains a good work ethic.
Also recognized were four employees as “2010 Employees of the Year”. These employees were chosen among those nominated and named as employees of the quarters of 2010. The recipients for “Employee of the Year” 2010, are as follows:
Administrative Employee – Amanda “Amy” Fisher, employee of the 4th quarter
Citizen Volunteer – Donnie Trent, employee of the 3rd quarter
Detention Deputy – Cpl. Mark Garland, employee of the 1st quarter
Law Enforcement – D/S Sarah Green, employee of the 2nd quarter
Sheriff May said of the awards, “I am very proud of these employees, as I am all our employees. They do a wonderful job for the people of this county. I could not ask for a better group of people.”
Congratulations to all of the nominees and the recipients of these awards.
Michele Bell, Public information Officer
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office
504 NW 4th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863)763‐ 7157 (fax)