December Awards and Commendations
Employee of the Month: Detective Doug Patterson
Detective Doug Patterson has been selected as the Employee of the Month for December for his role as the YCSO Santa. In preparation for his role as the YCSO Santa for the 2018 Christmas season, Doug took time off from work and paid out of his own pocket to go to “Santa School” in Michigan because he did not want to disappoint any children that would interact with him as Santa. When discussing his desire to be Santa, Detective Patterson said that he was not doing it to be a “mall Santa,” he wanted to be able to play Santa for children that would not otherwise have an opportunity to talk to Santa. Doug has definitely fulfilled that promise and was able to fill the role of Santa on multiple occasions this past Christmas for underprivileged children.
Sergeant LaNelle Day
Sergeant Day is to be commended for her extraordinary work with the Sheriff’s Foundation of York County, Inc. Sergeant Day is a tremendous asset to the Foundation’s Board and her work for the Foundations’ annual golf tournament is much appreciated. In preparation for the 2018 golf tournament, Sergeant Day took the time to create over 100 boxes to present the “Champion’s Package” for the tournament and even purchased all of the supplies to create the boxes out of her own pocket. Sergeant Day also contributed her own funds to purchase gifts for children at the Children’s Attention Home as part of the Sheriff’s Foundation Law Enforcement Day. Sergeant Day is truly a “public servant” who frequently shows her compassion for others.
Deputy Hunter Oliver
While off-duty on December 10th, Deputy Oliver was traveling in his personal vehicle when he observed a man trespassing in the Hickory Grove Recycling Center. The suspect fled and Deputy Oliver immediately alerted the shift that was on-duty. After a successful K9 track, the suspect was located hiding in a deer stand about a mile away from the recycling center. This particular suspect is known for several previous larcenies and admitted he was trying to steal fuel from vehicles at the recycling center. Although he was off-duty, Deputy Oliver remained on scene to assist with the case. Deputy Oliver is to be commended for his commitment to his role as a Sheriff’s Deputy, even while he is on his personal time.