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
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
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.