The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office held its annual awards banquet Wednesday, at the Duchesne County Centennial Events Center.
“The awards banquet is my way of recognizing the great men and women we have working at the Sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Travis Tucker said. “Our deputies continue to train and put themselves in harm’s way in order to serve the citizens of this county.” Sheriff Travis Tucker handed out 20 awards to sworn deputies, civilian staff, volunteers and community partners in recognition of their outstanding service in 2018.
The individuals awarded were:
Corrections Sgt. Bryant Cook, Correctional Officer of the Year; Deputy Tim Adams, Interdiction Officer of the Year; Deputy Jeff Kearney, Outstanding Performance Award; Cpl. Derrick Kearney, Officer of the Year; Cpl. Daniel Bulow, Top Gun Award for the Patrol Division; Sgt. Jason Curry, Top Gun Award for the Corrections Division; Corrections Deputy Austin Giles, Outstanding Performance Award.
Lifesaving awards were given to Corrections deputies Justin Clyde, Curtis Murphy and Jordan Thompson for their courageous response to a medical emergency in the Duchesne County Jail. Sgt. Carl Reilley and Cpl. Derrick Kearney received Lifesaving awards for separate incidents. They saved the lives of three people by administering Narcan to them after they overdosed.
Tucker added, “This year we recognized three Deputies with the Life-Saving Award, honoring their actions that saved a life. I am proud of the men and women of the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office we have a very difficult job that regularly brings out great things in great people.”
Uintah Basin Communications received the Community Partner Award, and Pastor Dee Cairoli was recognized as the Community Partner for his continued support of the sheriff’s office and local law enforcement.
Nurse Jana Clyde was awarded Corrections Civilian Staff of the Year, Chris Oborn was awarded the Community Partner Award, APB Arms was awarded the Sheriff’s Office Support Award, and Evidence Clerk Katie Busack was awarded Office Civilian Staff of the Year.
The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office presented a Special Appreciation Award to Duchesne County Jail Kitchen Supervisor Jerry Kelly, in recognition of Kelly’s more than 20 years of service. Kelly is set to retire at the end of March.
UBMedia salutes these officers and civilians for their outstanding service to the Sheriff’s office and the citizens of Duchesne County.