Awards presented at Windham County Sheriff’s Office annual ceremony

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NEWFANE — The Windham County Sheriff’s Office recently announced the recipients of numerous awards given on December 14.

Sheriff Mark R. Anderson presented the awards at the 6th Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize the actions of his staff.

Sergeant Dana Shepard won the Sheriff’s Merit Award for displaying extraordinary devotion to duty for transportation of prisoners throughout the country, within the State of Vermont, and as the supervisor responsible for the management of the fleet between April 2017 and December 2019.

Deputy First Class David Whittle was honored as the Deputy of the Year for demonstrated excellence, unusual and continued dedication to the Windham County Sheriff’s Office as recognized by superiors, peers, and the public.

Dispatcher Lisa Record was recognized as the Dispatcher of the Year for excellent, unusual and continued dedication to the Windham County Sheriff’s Office and the residents of Windham County, as recognized by superiors, peers, and the public.

Deputy Tim Vinton was given the Distinguished Employee Award which signifies an employee who demonstrates unusual flexibility, positive attitude, commitment and professionalism in his work as a School Resource Officer for the Windham Southeast School District.

The following employees were recognized for their years of dedicated service:

Holly Ellis – 35 years; Deputy John Mariano – 20 years; Sergeant Dana Shepard – 20 years; 1SG Robert Lakin – 15 years; Stanley Wasilewski – 10 years; Sgt. Chris Norton – 5 years; Sandy Boyd – 5 years.