Deputy Thomas Munzert of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has been named 2018 Deputy of the Year by the NYS Sheriffs’ Institute.
The events that earned Deputy Munzert this award took place last July 15th when a vehicle had gone off the road and into a pond in the Town of Arcadia. Deputy Munzert responded to the scene and, upon his arrival, found the car on its roof in the pond. He assessed the chaotic scene and quickly assisted the driver of the vehicle, Sandra Casselman, in exiting her vehicle, which was filling with water and smoke.
Established in 1977, the Deputy of the Year award is given annually to a sheriff’s deputy who has performed an act of exceptional valor and heroism, above and beyond the normal call of duty.