The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office recognized more than 80 employees, volunteers and citizens at its annual awards ceremony Feb. 16.
Sheriff’s Awards: Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force; Deputy Jon Barnett and Deputy Jeff Howerton
Purple Heart: Corrections Deputy Samuel Chen
Citizen Medals of Valor: Darrell Fortin, Nicholas Ulacia
Distinguished Service Medals: Deputy Evan Twedt, Deputy David Bennett, Sgt. Jess Sanders, Deputy Tracy Peckham
Meritorious Service Medals: Sgt. Daniel Johnson, Deputy Ian Whipple, Deputy Chris Veentjer, Motel 6 manager Gene Bishop, Sgt. Marcus Dill, Deputy Ryan Phillips, Deputy U.S. Marshal Rob Gerg
Sgt. John Taylor Supervisor of the Year: Sgt. Ian Edwards
Patrol Deputy of the Year: Deputy Mathew Boice
Corrections Deputy of the Year: Corrections Deputy Brittani Gilfeather
Deputy Joe Ward Detective of the Year: Det. Nicole Richardson
Civilian Employee of the Year: law enforcement technician Susan Martinez
Clarence Robertson Reserve Deputy of the Year: Reserve Deputy Craig O’Neill
Volunteer of the Year: Judy and Jack Odell
Explorer of the Year: Tanner Hedlund
Life Saving Medals & Awards: Corrections Deputy Pavel Ryakhovskiy, Corrections Deputy Benny Walters, Deputy Nathan Smith, Deputy Brandon Liukko, Deputy Nathan Smith, Deputy Keith Poteet, Beau Ramsey, Anne Cherise Jensen, pilot-in-command Deputy Steve Klett, pilot Fire Chief Travis Hots, Crew Chief SAR Volunteer Randy Fay, flight medic firefighter Richard Duncan, Flight Medic Firefighter Tori McCormick, Sgt. Danny Wikstrom, pilot-in-command Deputy Bill Quistorf, rescue technician Ernie Zeller, flight medic Richard Duncan, Deputy Jeffrey Howerton, Sgt. Tom Morris, Michael Holmes, Deputy Arthur Wallin, classroom aide Bradley Hill, classroom aide David Harris, Lynwood High School teacher Tracy Dostert
Citizen Commendations: Deputy James Gibson, Deputy Josh Hostetter, Deputy Matthew Calnon, Deputy Ryan Boyer, Deputy Bryan Martin, Deputy Nick Giralmo, Sgt. David Casey
For a full list of honors, including Certificates of Merit and Letters of Commendation, as well as more information about some of the honorees, go to http://tinyurl.com/hdrtj86.
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