Law enforcement workers in Delaware County are being recognized for their exceptional service.

This Past Monday the Delaware County Sheriff’s office announced the winners of its annual employee awards that recognizes exceptional service within the office and throughout Delaware county.

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According to a March 23rd news release for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Craig DuMond announced that the exceptional service awards were given during a ceremony on Monday.

The award categories include years of service, perfect attendance, exceptional service, and a few stand our awards.

The Deputy Sheriff of the Year award went to Deputy Eric Alexander, who among other outstanding acts, was responsible for the arrest of one for the most horrific animal abuse cases in Delaware county.

Last year Corporal Alexander was recognized for his lifesaving efforts in saving the life of a person suffering from substance abuse.

Officer Paul Moore received the Corrections Officer of the Year Award who saved the life of a fellow officer who was choking by performing the Heimlich Maneuver. Officer Moore’s first attempts were unsuccessful, but through persistence and a series of thrusts, he was able to dislodge the object from the officer’s throat.

The Civilian Employee of the Year Award went to Gerald Hanley for his technical service, his knowledge of the facility’s infrastructure, and security system upgrades which also saved county taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

In the News release Sheriff DuMond said “I am humbled, honored, and proud to present these awards today.

Delaware County Sheriff Craig Dumont will be talking about the importance of these awards and other important issues on this week’s Southern Tier Closeup with Kathy Whyte, Saturday at 6:03am on WNBF Newsradio 1290

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