The Linn County Sheriff’s Office held their annual Awards Dessert February 2, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center. Sheriff Bruce Riley said “it’s an honor and privilege to recognize staff members and volunteers who have gone above and beyond their duties and to their dedication and commitment to keeping the peace in Linn County.”
The awards are as follows:
Division Employees of the Year:
Support- Joshua Perkins, IT
Civil – Deputy Chris Fairchild
Dispatch- Heather Means
Corrections – Deputy Eric Lederer
Corrections Programs-Laarnie Rice, RN
Criminal – Deputy Greg Newman
Detective – Mike Rossiter
Division Volunteers of the Year:
CERT- Shari Barrett
ARES -August Johnson
SAR- Mckenzie Cheever
Posse- Betty Allen
Core team responsible for the successful implementation of our new CAD/RMS/JMS system.
Lieutenant Micah Smith
Captain Ted Langley
Lieutenant Michelle Duncan
Dispatch Manager Cathy Orcutt
Lieutenant Donna Randall
Sheriff’s Merit Award:
Michelle Maddux –Robinson for continued support to our office by hosting appreciation dinners for all staff members.
Mayor Jim Lepin- Service to our Neighborhood Watch program and community liaison from 2012-2017.
Todd Shechter (Corvallis Mtn. Rescue) – for his tireless assistance and dedication to our Search and Rescue missions.
Gerald Storms for his service to our Reserves from 7/28/1999 through February 28, 2018.
Deputy Fountain and his family while hiking Blue Pool rendered aid to a severely injured victim and helped coordinate life flight.
Deputies Dave Reed and Mark Birkett rescued two occupants from a vehicle that went over an embankment and teetering in a precarious and very dangerous situation.
Detective John Lovik Deputy Andy Bebeau rescued two injured subjects from a burning Vehicle.
Deputies Jason Smith and Nick Vinson saved an inmate from a suicide attempt, who in return, received treatment and became an inmate worker.
Volunteer of the Year:
Supervisor of the Year:
Employee of the Year: