Emergency service agencies honor their best
Awards given to officers, firefighters and EMS personnel
March 26, 2003 — The best and brightest of the area’s emergency service agencies recently were honored for outstanding service in their respective fields.
The following is a list of various awards bestowed on local emergency response personnel for 2002:
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
• Daniel Allison was chosen Officer of the Year.
• Casey Lockey was chosen volunteer Reserve Officer of the Year.
• Impact Awards were presented to Daniel Allison, Marc Heckathorn and Mark Foster.
• Team Awards were presented to Penny Leith for Dispatch, Mitzi Hryciw for Corrections Tech and John Ford for Corrections Deputy.
• Bryan Skidgel was recognized for his work as a Patrol Deputy.
Madras Police Department
• Tanner Stanfill was chosen Officer of the Year.
• Detective Dan Farrester was recognized with an Excellence in Criminal Investigations award.
Warm Springs Police
• Rene Holliday was chosen Officer of the Year.
• Robert Hornbuckle and Samuel Wolf each were honored as Co-Detectives of the Year.
Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services
• Rian Heckathorn was chosen Volunteer of the Year.
• A certificate for Most Shifts was awarded too Rian Heckathorn.
• Certificates for Most 2nd Outs were presented to Rian Heckathorn, Simon Green and James Johnson.
• Certificates for Most Standbys were presented to Rian Heckathorn, Scott Spalding and Nancy Konig.
• Certificates for Most Responses were awarded to Rian Heckathorn, James Johnson and Nancy Konig.
• James Johnson was recognized for outstanding service throughout the year.
Warm Springs Fire & Safety
• Josh Evans was chosen Firefighter of the Year.
• Michelle Jensen was chosen EMS Provider of the Year.
• Creston Smith was chosen Volunteer of the Year.
Jefferson County Rural Fire District No. 1
• Ken Douglas was chosen Firefighter of the Year.
• Lance Roberts was chosen Rookie of the Year.
• A Training Award was presented to John Stinson.
• Alarming awards were given as follows: 1st Alarm was presented to Nancy Dodge, 2nd Alarm was presented to Ken Douglas and 3rd Alarm was presented to Hilario Diaz.
• Dustin Miller was chosen Firefighter of the Year.
• Jerimiah Kenfield was chosen Rookie of the Year.
• A Training Award was presented to Jerimiah Kenfield.
• Service Pins for five years of service were presented to Mike Throop, Chuck Anderson and Kevin Wilson.
• Alarming awards were given as follows: 1st Alarm was presented to Jerimiah Kenfield, 2nd Alarm was presented to Larry Nasset, 3rd Alarm was presented to Nathan St. John.
• Ken Wright was recognized as a past VP and Chris DuPont was recognized as a past Lieutenant.
Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection District
• Jack Martin was chosen EMS Provider of the Year.
• Kurt Cutlip was chosen Firefighter of the Year.
• Scott Porter was chosen Volunteer of Year.
• A Helping Hands Award was presented to Larry Miller and Mary Lou Verdegan.
• John Combs was recognized for Excellence in Community Service.
• The Ray Anderson Award for Service to the Community also was presented to John Combs.
• Optimum Opportunity To Promote (& Ponder) Safety, known as OOPS awards, were presented to volunteer firefighter Dave Knight and Chief Patrick Reitz.
• The Auxiliary of the Year award was presented to Walt Lammers.
• A special presentation of a custom-made decorative lawn windmill was made to Kitty Pullen for her service and dedication to the community and fire district.