NEWFANE — The Windham County Sheriff's Office recently announced the recipients of numerous awards, given on Jan. 16 by Sheriff Keith Clark at the department's third annual Awards Ceremony, to recognize the actions of his staff.
The Life Saving Award was presented to Deputy First Class Michael Roj, who was directly responsible for life saving actions of a resident in 2014 after educating her on the important use of her seatbelt. The resident was later in an a motor vehicle crash and was wearing her seatbelt, allowing her to walk away without injury.
The Life Saving Award was presented to Deputy Tyler Clark, who responded to a suicidal person in Westminster. As the person jumped off a bridge, Deputy Clark selflessly entered the river below and rendered immediate life-saving actions to the person.
Deputy Joshua Parro was recognized as the Deputy of the Year for demonstrated excellence, unusual and continued dedication to the Windham County Sheriff's Office as recognized by superiors, peers and the public.
Dispatch Supervisor Ian Gallup was recognized as the Dispatcher of the Year for excellent, unusual and continued dedication to the Windham County Sheriff's Office and the residents of Windham County, as recognized by superiors, peers and the public.
The Sheriff's Merit Award was presented to Sergeant Jessica Fellows who has demonstrated unusual devotion to duty in her assignment to the Southeastern Unit for Special Investigations as an investigator of sexual assaults and severe child abuse between 2012 and 2015.
Corporal Dana Shepard and Deputy Timothy Worth received the Volunteer Service Award. The Volunteer Service Award is given to the top 10 percent of employees who donate their time to support the people of Windham County in agency coordinated events.
Deputy First Class Brett Gaylord was awarded the Distinguished Accomplishment award for his hard work and dedication in organizing the Toys for Kids toy drive along with the Marine Corps League.
Deputy First Class Michael Roj received the Distinguished Accomplishment Award for his hard work and dedication to the Enhanced Teen Driver Safety Program.
The Exmplary Service Award was presented to Lieutenant Mark Anderson who demonstrates exemplary service in job performance, citizen contacts, and overall attitude.