A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:
Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Staff Members for Exemplary Work
Sheriff Bill Prim presented Life Saving and commendatory awards during a ceremony Wednesday to eight employees recognizing their exemplary performance of duties while serving the citizens of McHenry County.
Deputy Keith Sosnowski received Letter of Recognition for locating two suspects who had burglarized a local business.
Corrections Officers Van Rogers and Tim Jeeninga were both presented with Letters of Commendation for locating a small firearm during a pat-down search of a new arrest during the intake process.
Telecommunicator Kyle Kuzen was also presented with a Letter of Commendation for locating a stolen vehicle while off-duty on his way home from work.
Deputy Stan Myk was presented with a Letter of Commendation for his supererogatory actions that led to the arrest of a driver involved in a hit and run accident.
Life Saving Awards were given to Deputies Jerry Croner, Justin McKenzie and Trent Raupp.
Deputies McKenzie and Raupp, in two separate incidents, gave a lifesaving dose of naloxone hydrochloride (trade name Narcan) to residents who had overdosed on opioids.
Deputy Croner responded to a call where the subject was passed out in a car parked inside of a closed garage.
He forced entry and was able to save that person’s life.
“All of these awards demonstrate the kind of dedicated, alert and service-centered staff we have in the Sheriff’s Office,” Prim said.
“I am fortunate to be able to lead individuals of this caliber and the citizens of McHenry County are fortunate to have them on their side day in and day out.”