Sheriff Mike Haley honored both commissioned and professional personnel, as well as citizens and representatives from other law enforcement agencies for their heroism, professionalism and commitment to the community. Awards included Letters of Commendation, Lifesaving Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star Award.
The Lifesaving Medal is awarded to members who act to save or preserve a life, or lives, that would otherwise have expired without the direct actions taken by that member.
The Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to members who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in assigned duties with loyalty and dedication over a prolonged period.
The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to members of the sheriff’s office who, while acting in an official capacity, perform superior accomplishments that result in significant contributions to the efficient operation of the office and/or the good of the community.
The Bronze Star is awarded to members who distinguish themselves in a duty of great responsibility wherein extraordinary efforts were used and personal risk was involved, but to a lesser degree than required for the Medal of Honor or the Medal of Valor.
For a program for the ceremony that includes the names of all the awards recipients, click on the PDF attached to this article.