Sheriff’s Office Celebrates 2014 Employee Awards and Promotion Recognition

On Tuesday, March 25, the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office held its annual Employee Awards and Promotion Recognition Ceremony at the Office’s headquarters on Mill Road. Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter was the guest speaker and applauded the work of the Sheriff’s Office staff.

Page updated on Dec 1, 2015 at 10:29 AM

He then joined Sheriff Dana Lawhorne to present the following awards:

Best Idea – Sergeant Joseph Pankey
Community Service – Deputy Andrea Diaz
Esprit de Corps – Deputy Valarie Wright
Uniform and Physical Fitness – Deputy Deon Eaddy
Lifesaving – Sergeant Rawle Kelly and Deputy Nora Jones, Deputy Keith Crane and Deputy Linda Hentman; Deputy Charles Poarch
Outstanding Performance
By sworn line staff – Deputy Brian Mauck
    By sworn supervisor – Sergeant Michael Neebe
    By civilian line staff – Angel French
    By civilian supervisor – Commander Mondre’ Kornegay
Unit Spirit Award – Team 1B
Contributions by an Employee of a City Agency, Organization or Contractor – Kevin Jones, Department of General Services

Following the awards, several employees were recognized for their recent promotions or elevations.

     Captain Michael Eller  
     Lieutenant Melissa Josiah
     Sergeant Craig Davie
     Deputy IV Norman Thompson
     Deputy III George Burnham
     Deputy III Wakeatin Carter
     Deputy III Alicia Green
     Deputy III Blake Harper
     Deputy III Jeffrey Hines
     Deputy II Devon Neckles
     Deputy II Terence Nevins
     Deputy II Charlie Winstead
     Angel French
     Latoscha Pierce

The following employees of the quarter were also acknowledged for their excellent performances during 2013.

    1st Quarter Allison Gerst
    2nd Quarter Deputy Amy Clinton (posthumously) and Deputy Roy Hopson
    3rd Quarter Brenda Gray
    4th Quarter Deputy Andrea Diaz
Finally, the following deputies were recognized as pistol masters for receiving an average score of 99% or better in the Office’s annual firearms qualification.

    Chief Deputy Clarke Stearns
    Captain Douglas Schuler
    Lieutenant Douglas Woehlke
    Sergeant Michael Neebe
    Deputy Ernesto Arroyo
    Deputy Keith Crane
    Deputy David Hoffmaster
    Deputy Timothy Honig

At the end of the program, Sheriff Lawhorne offered brief closing remarks and congratulated all the honorees on their achievements.

Photo: Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter presented Team 1B with the Unit Spirit Award.

2014 Unit Spirit Award