On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Sheriff Bill Leeper recognized members of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, who through their dedication and commitment to our community, have placed themselves in harm’s way to keep innocent citizens from being harmed. Who through their experience, have saved a life of a citizen, or through their exceptional and outstanding service, ensure the quality of life all of us have come to expect living in Nassau County. Several individuals were recognized as employees of the year and some were presented life-saving awards.
“Our community is in good hands with all those who serve our citizens day in and day out” said Sheriff Leeper. “Whether they are sworn or non-sworn our employees are the very best and it is an honor for me to be able to work with them each and every day.”
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office is the largest and most visible county agency and answer more calls for service than all other departments combined. No other agency or Constitutional Officer within Nassau County has that unique responsibility.
We need to make sure we have the necessary tools, equipment, personnel and resources available in order to do the job and keep all of us safe and secure. Our employees are our most valuable asset and we must do all we can to make sure they are appreciated and rewarded for their hard work, stated Leeper.
Those honored were:
- Volunteer of the Year – Emily Baumgartner
- Civilian Employee of the Year – Crime Analyst Angela Conboy
- Communications Officer of the Year – Danielle Rubio
- Detention Deputy of the Year – Deputy Jonathan McCracken
- Patrol Deputy of the Year – Deputy Brad Knight
- Investigator of the Year – Detective Mark Murdock
- Supervisor of the Year – Sergeant Cedric Arline
Lafe-Saving Award certificates & pins were given to Detective Jeremy Hyers, Detective David Douglas, Deputy Lizandro Deleon, Deputy Bill Quick, and Deputy Mark Hunter.
Special recognition was given to Detective Thomas Kelley for his actions during Hurricane Irma.
“We have an extremely talented and dedicated group of law enforcement professionals and support staff who are truly committed to serving the public with professionalism and pride” Leeper said.