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Sheriff's Deputy awarded Medal of Honor; many others receive awards

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

Oneida County Deputy Sheriff Matthew Taylor was awarded the Sheriff’s Office highest honor during their annual awards ceremony July 29, 2013.

Deputy Taylor along with N.Y.S. Trooper Mark Hale, along with local firefighters rescued a man from a burning building on Elmer Hill Road in the City of Rome following the man setting fire to the home. “With disregard for his own safety and full knowledge of the risk involved, Deputy Taylor, has brought honor to himself and the Office of Sheriff by preserving life and fulfilling the administration of justice.”

The awards ceremony included recognition from incidents within 2012 such as; the capture of an escaped inmate from the correctional facility, ending two separate barricaded subject situations without incident, the apprehension of several suspects involved in sexual abuse and assault crimes, providing life saving medical assistance, recovery of narcotics that led to felony arrests, and many other acts in the line of duty.

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • DEPUTY DEAN OBERNESSER
  • DEPUTY NOEL AMES


PROMOTION OF GRADE

  • CHIEF DEPUTY DEAN OBERNESSER
  • SERGEANT ROBERT CAROLLO
  • SERGEANT NICHOLAS LEONE


RECOGNITION OF SERVICE

  • MARC MACRI
  • NANCY MAJDAK
  • TINA COMBS


GOOD CONDUCT
35 years

  • SGT. JETTA UTESCH


30 years

  • OFFICER ROBERT JOHNSTONE


25 years

  • DEPUTY MARK PAPE
  • OFFICER JEANNE MCLEAR
  • OFFICER PETER SERVELLO
  • OFFICER JOHN NAGURNEY
  • OFFICER MARK LEAF
  • OFFICER DAWN KAHLER
  • DEPUTY ART BROCCOLI
  • DEPUTY ANTHONY CALENZO
  • INV. DAVID NOWAKOWSKI
  • INV. JOSEPH GUALTIERI
  • SGT. DENISE LUKER
  • SSGT. GREG PFLIEGER
  • LT. RONALD TOWNSEND
  • LT. KEN SHANLEY
  • SUPERVISOR MARK RASTANI


20 years

  • OFFICER MARTY LAGASSE
  • OFFICER ANTHONY WALKER
  • OFFICER BILL BALSAMICO
  • OFFICER ROY LAUGHINGHOUSE
  • OFFICER JOSEPH SURACE
  • DEPUTY ROBERT RUSSELL
  • INV. PETER KALLAUR
  • SGT. CHRISTINE REILLY
  • LIEUTENANT RANDY SMITH
  • CAPTAIN ROBERT MEYERS


15 years

  • OFFICER ROD PELTON
  • OFFICER DAN LIBERATORE
  • OFFICER DARRELL VANPELT
  • OFFICER SCOTT BURNOP
  • OFFICER DENNIS STARK
  • OFFICER THOMAS DANIELS
  • OFFICER MICHAEL WEBB
  • OFFICER ROBERT WRIGHT
  • OFFICER ROGER BURDICK
  • DEPUTY JAMES DANQUER
  • INV. MICHAEL SIMMONS
  • INV. CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON
  • INV. RICHARD PAUL
  • INV. THOMAS PIETRUCH
  • SGT. CRAIG STOCKHAUSER
  • SGT. JOE SALLUSTIO
  • SGT. WENDELL VANPELT


10 years

  • DEPUTY GRANT LANGHEINRICH
  • DEPUTY MARK CHRYSLER
  • DEPUTY JEFF BURKHART
  • DEPUTY NORMAN LYKE
  • DEPUTY KRISTEN SWENSZKOWSKI
  • DEPUTY CHARLES HAYNES
  • DEPUTY JOHN FORD
  • OFFICER JEREMY PALCOVIC
  • OFFICER TODD WOODLAND
  • OFFICER CHALRES CLARK
  • OFFICER JOHN MCGRATH
  • OFFICER LOUIS HOWARD
  • OFFICER DANIELLE SILIPO
  • OFFICER ROXANNE HUNT
  • SGT. DEBORAH STANTON
  • DEPUTY MICHAEL MARTIN
  • INV. MELISSA BOLTON


5 years

  • COURT ATTENDANT JEANNE DANIELS
  • COURT ATTENDANT BECKEY COVEY
  • COURT ATTENDANT ED AUBERT
  • DEPUTY JUSTIN COPPERWHEAT
  • DEPUTY JAY SORRENTINO
  • DEPUTY TOBY LINDFIELD
  • OFFICER JUDY BEER
  • OFFICER JENNIFER CRANDALL
  • OFFICER ERIC KNUTTI
  • OFFICER MICHAEL REED
  • OFFICER MARC STEPHENS
  • OFFICER KYLE LLEWELLYN
  • OFFICER STANLEY ROZYLA
  • OFFICER PHILIP TUNER
  • OFFICER JEFF KELLY
  • OFFICER BAHRIJA HODZIC
  • OFFICER CLAYTON SMITH
  • OFFICER BRANDON RUTLEDGE
  • OFFICER DANIEL NOONAN
  • OFFICER KELLY BOHRER
  • OFFICER THOMAS GRINNELL
  • OFFICER CASEY LEWIS
  • OFFICER EUGENE ELWOOD
  • OFFICER SCOTT KINVILLE
  • OFFICER JAMES MAGEE
  • OFFICER BRAD CHAPMAN
  • OFFICER BRIDGET DECKER
  • OFFICER MICHAEL LALONDE
  • OFFICER RANDALL HILL
  • OFFICER CLIFFORD WILEY
  • OFFICER MARC FRANCO
  • OFFICER MUHAMED REKIC


READY COMMENDATION

  • OFFICER ROBERT JOHNSTONE
  • OFFICER KIMBERLY HOGAN
  • OFFICER ROD PELTON
  • OFFICER DANIEL LIBERATORE
  • OFFICER DARREL VANPELT
  • OFFICER SCOTT BURNOP
  • OFFICER RONAL CAROLLO
  • OFFICER DENNIS STARK
  • OFFICER THOMAS DANIELS
  • OFFICER MICHAEL WEBB
  • OFFICER ROBERT WRIGHT
  • OFFICER ROGER BURDICK
  • DEPUTY JAMES DANQUER
  • INV. THOMAS PIETRUCH
  • INV. RICHARD PAUL
  • INV. CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON
  • INV. MICHAEL SIMMONS
  • SGT. JOSEPH SALLUSTIO
  • SGT. CRAIG STOCKHAUSER
  • SGT. WENDELL VANPELT


SHERIFF’S SPECIAL RECOGNITION

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT – SGT. ROBERT NELSON
  • CORRECTIONS – OFFICER ROBERT JOHNSTONE
  • CIVIL - DEPUTY KRISTEN SWENSZKOWSKI

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

  • NANCY MAJDAK
  • BEVERLY ECKERT


UNIT CITATION

  • OCSO HONOR GUARD


QUEEN’S HONOR

  • Presented to Mrs. Evelyn Surace by Inv. Joseph Surace


HONORABLE SERVICE

  • OFFICER RICHARD STURGEON
  • DEPUTY JESSE TUTHILL
  • DEPUTY TOBY LINDFIELD
  • DEPUTY RICHARD STURGEON
  • DEPUTY JOHN CUSACK
  • DEPUTY WAYNE SMOULCEY
  • DEPUTY JASON OSIKA / K-9 CERO
  • DEPUTY JESSE TUTHILL
  • DEPUTY MARK CHRYSLER
  • DEPUTY ROBERT FRANKLAND
  • DEPUTY LEE BRONISZEWSKI
  • INV. PETER KALLAUR
  • INV. MICHAEL DILAPI


EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

  • UNDERSHERIFF ROBERT SWENSZKOWSKI
  • CHIEF DEPUTY DEAN OBERNESSER
  • SGT. DENISE LUKER
  • SGT. ROBERT NELSON
  • SGT. PETER HEALT
  • INV. TIM KLOCK
  • INV. MICHAEL LADD SR.
  • INV. MICHAEL LADD SR.
  • INV. PETER KALLAUR
  • INV. MICHAEL DILAPI
  • INV. JOSEPH GUALTIERI
  • INV. MICHAEL SIMMONS
  • INV. TIM KLOCK
  • INV. CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON
  • INV. DAVID NOWAKOWSKI
  • DEPUTY NOEL AMES
  • DEPUTY JOHN CUSACK
  • DEPUTY CHARLES HAYNES


DRUG BUSTER

  • OFFICER QUINTINO LIBERTA
  • OFFICER CLIFFORD WILEY
  • OFFICER MARC STEPHENS
  • OFFICER JOEL MCLEAR
  • OFFICER JEFF KELLY
  • OFFICER CLAYTON SMITH
  • OFFICER RICHARD LUTZ


CROIX DE NEGOTIATOR LAUREL (Negotiators Cross)

  • SGT. ROBERT NELSON
  • SGT. DENIS LUKER
  • DEPUTY ALICIA MARCONI


LIFE SAVING

  • LT. LISA ZUREK
  • SGT. MICHAEL MILES
  • OFFICER MARC STEPHENS


MERITORIOUS SERVICE

  • DEPUTY GRANT LANGHEINRICH
  • INV. MICHAEL LADD SR.
  • INV. JOSEPH GUALTIERI
  • DEPUTY JOHN FORD


GALLANTRY STAR

  • INV. MARK VANNAMEE
  • SGT. SCOTT KAHL


MEDAL OF HONOR

  • DEPUTY SHERIFF MATTHEW TAYLOR

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