Sheriff holds awards ceremony
Sheriff’s deputies and community volunteers were recognized as part of the 2013 El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office awards ceremony Feb. 21 at American Legion Hall in Placerville.
Sheriff John D’Agostini presented service pins to employees with 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service to the sheriff’s office. Eight personnel who retired in 2013 also were recognized.
Other awards presented include:
Officer of the year — Dan Fulton
Correctional officer of the year — Ben Handy
Employee of the year — Peggy Wenner
Team of the year — Narcotic detectives Sgt. Mike Cook, Ben Davidson, Eric Palmberg, Dan Rath, Lance Bryant, Robert St. Pierre, Jason Bloxsom and Joe Beeson
Dispatcher of the year — Deborah Green
Sworn manager of the year — Lt. Jackie Noren
Sworn supervisor of the year — Sgt. Gary Parker
Civilian supervisor of the year — Danette Helwig
Volunteer of the year — Dan Schmidt
Citizen of the year — Beth Frisby
Bronze lifesaving medal — William Turnbull and Terrie Cissna
Certificate of lifesaving — Jennifer Merino and Ben Handy
Distinguished service award — Sgt. Jeff Leikauf
Commendations: Greg Almos, Tony Broadfoot, Michael Roberts, Jackie Todd, Mark Hangebrauck, Sgt. Matt Cathey, Christina DeWater, Gabriel Hathorne, Kathy Jacobs, Cassidy Thomason, Cortney Barbot, Rich Dean, Frank Yost, Christopher Garcia, Christina Novello, Samantha Whitlock, David Joiner, Scott Gabler and Sienna Smith.