January 26th at 2pm the FCSO held their first quarterly awards ceremony at their new building. This was the first awards ceremony to be held in the new operations center. Two civilians, a FCSO detective, the FCSO Emergency Response Team who deployed to Charlotte County were among the 17 Lifesaving Awards that Sheriff Rick Staly handed out. Along with Employee of the Month Awards and Awards for Years of Service Milestones.
Below is a summary of the event:
Valerie Waine recieved a Certificate of Appreciation for her service as part of the Flagler Sheriff Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association which she runs and she also assists agency held staffing events.
Four members of the Volunteer Law Enforcement Chaplains were awarded a Certificate of Commendation. They have provided over 140 hours of volunteer service in the areas of Sheriff Ride-a-longs, Agency events, aid to the community in areas of comfort, resources, etc. The members who were recognized were Chaplain Ed Reistetter, Chaplain Dominic Scardingo, Chaplain Mark Chavez and Chaplain Kirk Sylvester.
Lifesaving Awards were given out to Citizens and Staff. These awards are presented to people and staff who intervened in situations that would have led to a death. Those receiving this award provided life saving actions in a scenario that would have otherwise resulted in death.
Detention Deputy Brittany Lightfoot, Detention Deputy Mark Remish, Detention Deputy David Robles, and CCTV Operator Andrew Crowley received this award for their actions on December 9th of 2022. Their swift actions prevented an attempted suicide from being successful. The inmate who attempted suicide in their cell is still alive today because of their swift actions.
Detention Corporal Brian Sheridan on December 9th 2022,was able to prevent a suicide by an inmate who was being driven back to jail in an Agency van. Due to Detention Corporal Sheridan’s swift actions the inmate’s suicide attempt was thwarted and the inmate is alive today due to the Corporal’s swift actions.
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Wilkinson was recognized for his heroic actions he displayed on Oct 16th of 2022. His swift actions and leadership in the midst of a narcotics overdose crisis is why the overdose victim was able to regain consciousness.
Coporal Craig Rossi and Deputy Sheriff Jason Prather received a lifesaving award for their actions displayed on December 27th of 2022. Their swift actions prevented another overdose from claiming a victim.
Detention Deputy Tanner Cantrell, Detention Deputy Christoher Malagon, and Detention Deputy Brandon Twing received awards for their heroic actions that saved an inmate from critical self harm actions. They were able to prevent the inmate from a potential suicide.
Deputy First Class Marcus Dawson and Communication Specialist Lindsey Stanford received awards for their actions on November 1st of 2022. Both of their actions saved a male drug overdose victim from death. They were able to save the victim due to both of their heroic actions.
Deputy Sheriff Richard Stanford and Commincation Specialist Lindsey Stanford both received lifesaving awards for their actions on December 2nd of 2022. During the “Shop with a Cop” event Lindsey Stanford noticed a woman with a panicked look doing the finger sweep on a baby. When Lindsey Standford approached the woman she learned the baby was choking on a button. Deputy Stanford came to assist with the button removal and between Lindsey Stanford and Deputy Stanford’s actions the baby was saved from choking.
Citizens Paul Ibelli and Edward Iandoli were presented with life saving awards for their actions on November 20th of 2022. They were the citizens who saved the nightclub victims from the aggressive man who was firing off a gun in the club. Their actions in restraining the gunman saved countless lives that night.
A merit award was presented to Detective Austin Dalrymple for his actions with a drunk driver going the wrong way on US1. Detective Dalrymple prevented what could have been a horrible and potentially fatal series of collisions by getting the drunk driver pulled off the highway and in custody.
A Specialty Service Award (SWAT) was presented to Master Deputy Sheriff Daniel Malta and Deputy Sheriff First Class Christopher Crego for their years of service to the SWAT team and their commitment to the job.
Commander Jonathon Dopp, Master Deputy Sheriff Brad Stogden and Deputy Sheriff Robins Towns were given a Specialy Service Award (Emergency Response Team) for their commitment to the Emergency Response Team since 2017. They have served this team for 5 consecutive years and their commitment is being recognized.
COMMANDER JONATHAN DOPP, SERGEANT DAVID EDMONDS, SERGEANT PAUL KANDOUR, SERGEANT SHANE MEEHAN,
DETECTIVE BRYAN DENKER, DETECTIVE ADAM GOSSETT, MASTER DEPUTY SHERIFF EDWARD
FAIRCLOTH, MASTER DEPUTY SHERIFF MIKE SPINELLI, MASTER DEPUTY SHERIFF BRAD STOGDON,
MASTER DEPUTY SHERIFF JEFF TURNER, DEPUTY FIRST CLASS MARCUS DAWSON, DEPUTY FIRST
CLASS BRYAN JACKSON, DEPUTY FIRST CLASS STEVE WILLIAMS, DEPUTY SHERIFF AARON CLAY,
DEPUTY SHERIFF BLAKE COLSON, DEPUTY SHERIFF MICHAEL LANE, DEPUTY SHERIFF DEREK
LOGSDON, DEPUTY SHERIFF STEVE PIERRE, DEPUTY SHERIFF KYLE SOMERS, DEPUTY SHERIFF ROBIN
TOWNS, DEPUTY SHERIFF JONATHAN ZALAK all received the Sheriff’s Citation Award for their service in the ERT and Agriculture Unit. Their service in Charlotte County gave local deputies there time off to tend to their own families and homes.
Members of the Citizen Observer Program, COP Chief Roberson Brown, JR., TCI Commander Robert Millett, TCI Coporal Mark Price, TCI William Schuyler, Corporal Brian Rosen, Corporal Terry Potter, COP Marc Friedman, COP Jack Ogden received the Unit Citation Award for their assistance and availability on November 8th of 2022. They assisted, on last minute notice, with the transport of the election ballots from 8 different polling locations.
Deputy First Class Colin Haggerty, Master Deputy Justine Crego, Detention Deputies Tanner Cnatrell, Douglas Evans, Brittany Lightfoot, ABD Lulu and Mark remish received Unit Citation Awards for their actions on October 27th of 2022, when they were able to disarm a very aggressive and unwilling inmate who was wielding a broken plunger as a weapon. Their actions prevented a threat that could have resulted in great injuries for many.
Employee of the Month for the 4th Quarter is as follows:
OCTOBER: Detective Austin Dalrymple
NOVEMBER: Deputy First Class Marcus Dawson
DECEMBER: Deputy Sheriff Richard Stanford and Communication Specialist Lindsey Stanford
The following staff members were recognized for their Years of Service Milestones:
Detective Joseph O’Barr, Corporal Adam Barkoskie, Detention Deputy Jeffrey Estep were recognized for for their 5 Years of Service.
Commander Ryan Emery, Sergeant Agustin Rodriguez, Sergeant Frank Gamarra, Corporal Benjamin Jurec were all recognized for the 10 years of service.
COP Paul Matarazzo was recognized for his 15 years of service.
Communications Supervisor Heather Robinson was recognized for 20 years of service.
Master Deputy Jeffrey Turner was recognized for 25 years of service.
Randall Doyle was noticed for his retirement that was effective as of December 6th of 2022.
Sheriff Staly presented Master Deputy Crista Rainey with a Special Olympics Award.
And the 2021 Outstanding Law Enforcement Post Advisor Award was present to Deputy Sheriff Christopher Alecrim by Sheriff Staly.