The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office held an awards ceremony/Christmas party Monday at the pavilion at Bell Park in Greenwood, according to a news release.
Belle Point Ranch was presented with a special award. After the ranch's annual cattle sale this year, the owners donated $10,000 to purchase new body armor for the department.
Capt. John Miller, Cpls. Sean Wallace and Ron Decker and deputies Alex Beauvais, Steve Scott and Mark Condren were honored with letters of commendation for their response to assist flood victims in the Greater Houston area.
Cpl. Daniel Bazar and deputy John Michael O’Mara were awarded the Lifesaving Award. The awards recognized their lifesaving actions in the aftermath of a terrible traffic accident.
Judy Hatter, assistant administrative assistant, was named the Part-time Employee of the Year. She was chosen as the recipient for her dedication and willingness to work.
Katie Basnett, records clerk, was named the Civilian Employee of the Year. She was picked for the award in recognition of her outstanding work ethic and her contributions to several community outreach activities.
Deputy Steve Scott was named the Reserve Deputy of the Year. He was recognized for his work with search and rescue efforts not only in Sebastian County, but also for his deployments to help others statewide.
Cpl. Daniel Bazar was chosen as the Deputy of the Year. Bazar was chosen for his work and his dedication to serving others in the patrol division.