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Seneca County Sheriff Hands Out 2023 Awards


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office held its annual Awards Ceremony at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center in Romulus last Thursday. The following members of the Sheriff’s Office received awards for 2023:

Supervisor of the Year – Sergeant Roger Ward
Correction Officer of the Year – Correction Officer James Hansen
Deputy Sheriff of the Year – Deputy Sheriff Jarrod Surine
Support Staff of the Year – Mr. Michael Madziarz
Letter of Commendation – Ms. Katie Anastasio
Letter of Commendation – Correction Officer Lawrence Snyder
Letter of Commendation – Correction Officer Kevin Close
Letter of Commendation – Correction Officer Justin Kimpel
Letter of Commendation – Deputy Sheriff Travis Gantz
Letter of Commendation – Deputy Sheriff Glen Addicott
Letter of Commendation – Deputy Sheriff Stephen DiDuro
Letter of Commendation – Deputy Sheriff Timothy Westlake
Lifesaving Award – Investigator Jason Ward
Lifesaving Award – Deputy Sheriff Kyle Poormon
Traffic Safety Award – Deputy Sheriff Travis Gantz
Traffic Safety Award – Sergeant Brian Sahler
Unit Citation – Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Recovery Team
• Correction Officer Adam Lee (Team Leader)
• Correction Officer Kevin Besley
• Correction Officer Brian Driscoll
• Correction Officer Paul Reynolds
• Correction Officer James Hansen
• Correction Officer Justin Kimpel
• Sergeant Brian Sahler
• Sergeant Neal Folts
• Deputy Sheriff John Babcock

Sheriff Thompson stated, “We have exceptional employees and this is only a glimpse of the great work that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office does each and every day in this community. It is an honor to recognize these members and their fine work on this special day.”

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