2018-02-13 / Front Page

Patrol deputies, corrections staff recognized at sheriff’s office

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Senior Staff Writer

ALFRED — One rural patrol deputy recovered $16,000 in vintage silver stolen in a burglary. A corrections officer defended his home and protected his young children when a disturbed intruder broke into his home, holding the intruder until deputies arrived. A detective working on a sexual assault case identified further potential victims, beyond the initial report.

Those officers and a number of others were recognized for their work on Friday by York County Sheriff’s Office.

Arundel contract Deputy Gregg Sevigny was named patrol deputy of the year.

“Command staff hears great things about your commitment to Arundel,” said Chief Deputy Tom Baran. He noted Sevigny’s “great diligence” when acting as back-up during an incident in Waterboro, his ability to interact with members of the Arundel community and his investigative follow-up.

Theresa Deshaies was named corrections officer of the year. A 15-year employee, Deshaies is well respected by her peers, and, said Sheriff William King, “even by the offenders.”

Detective Shawn Sanborn earned the police services award of merit, while Jason Drouin earned the corrections division award of merit.

“You go about your job every day with a steady, conscientious manner," said King of Sanborn.

“You take pride in your job, you are a mentor to (new officers),” said King to Drouin. 

The sheriff said Drouin “is a breath of fresh air,” at the jail. 

Earning the annual award named for the the late Mat Baker, the former chief deputy who died in 2012, was Kelly Burnham, the administrative secretary at York County Jail. Baran noted Baker’s personal integrity and commitment to the agency.

“You come to work every day and give 100 percent,” said Baran to Burnham. He said Burnham is always the first to volunteer when help is needed.

Deputy Joshua Morneau, the officer who recovered the silver, along with deputies Kevin Collins, Kevin Woodcock, Eric Trainque and Stan Moore earned recognition memos — as did corrections officers Kenneth Hamilton and Sean Wilson, the latter the officer who was home with his young children when a burglar broke in.

School Resource Officer Deputy Jason Solomon was recognized as deputy of the quarter, in part for his work organizing a community day in Cornish that featured a number of first responders and drew 200 community members.

Demetri Krylov was named corrections officer of the quarter, “another self-starter who puts the mission first,” said King.

Three new corrections officers were welcomed into the fold: Adam King, Casey Roberts and Deni Snajder, as was patrol Deputy Martin Harmon.

Longtime Corrections Officer Kevin McCormick who recently retired, was recognized for his 23 years of service.

Five-year longevity awards were presented to Chad Kimball and John McKinney, and 15-year awards to Adam Rawding, Jasamine Raleigh, Richard Lane, Pete Turner and Roger Lanoie.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or twells@journaltribune.com.

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