Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department honors deputies

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department honors deputies
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 5:36pm

The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department honored several of their deputies and employees at their semi-annual awards ceremony at the County Government Center Wednesday afternoon.

About a dozen deputies were recognized for going above and beyond their regular duties that included a deputy helping people salvage whatever they could from a house fire and even helping during a train crash.

"These guys are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done," said Dona Ana County Sheriff Todd Garrison.

The department awarded the Medal of Valor to 10-year veteran Deputy Scott Bayles for his courage and quick action in helping arrest a convicted felon who pulled a shotgun on him.

Bayles had been on patrol and spotted a vehicle pulled over on the side of the road and proceeded to ask the driver if he needed help.

The driver is then believed to have pulled a shotgun on Bayles but the deputy was able to wound the man and was eventually caught.

"It humbles me because I do it not for the recognition but it comes from the heart," Bayles said.

Other award recipients:
(Courtesy: DASO)

2013 First Quarter Awards
Support Employee of the Quarter
Serena Collins

Deputy of the Quarter
Deputy Luther Mosley

Supervisor of the Quarter
Sgt. Benito Casillas

Unit Citation: Transport
Bobby Jakcsy
Terry Vielma
Jose Medina (no longer at DASO)
Lonie Jacquez (no longer at DASO)

Sheriff’s Commendation
Deputy Jessica Mendoza (honor previously presented by Capt. Buckingham)

Excellence in Service
Deputy Robert Brunhoeber
Bobby Jakcsy
Terry Vielma
Jose Medina (no longer at DASO)
Lonie Jacquez (no longer at DASO)

2013 Second Quarter Awards
Deputy of the Quarter
Deputy Curtis Yarnell

Support Employee of the Quarter
Susana C. Long

Unit Citation
Sgt. James R. Merrell
Deputy Orlando Flores
Deputy Joe Medina

Lifesaving Medal
Sgt. Jeremy Hash
Sgt. Jerod Houston

Medal of Valor
Scott Bayles
 

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