Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Thomas Wins Award

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim:

Deputy Andrew Thomas Receives Illinois Truck Enforcement Association Award

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is honored to announce that Deputy Andrew Thomas, an eight year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was the first ever winner of the Glenn Strebel Award from the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association (ITEA).

Deputy Thomas received the award at the ITEA Annual Conference on January 7, 2015.

The Glenn Strebel Award was established in 2014 by the ITEA Board of Directors to honor the legacy of Glenn, who passed away in 2009 after battling cancer.  Glenn was instrumental in the foundation of ITEA and was seen as a key player in enforcement and educational efforts in the trucking industry.

The ITEA, formed in 2009, is comprised primarily of law enforcement truck enforcement officers throughout the state, as well as professionals directly from the trucking industry and state organizations. Their efforts can be felt locally and statewide, providing resources through networking and training.

The ITEA recognized Deputy Thomas as an up and coming leader within ITEA, someone who is respected for always doing the right thing, and as an educator.

Deputy Thomas is a CDL instructor for all ITEA conferences and specializes in commercial motor vehicle safety and reconstruction of crashes. Through his efforts, Deputy Thomas has built numerous relationships with his truck enforcement peers and is a respected resource and asset in the trucking industry.

Bill Prim

Bill Prim

Deputy Thomas has been a Truck Enforcement Officer with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office for six years and is an active team member of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Crash Investigation Unit.

“We are proud of Deputy Thomas’s efforts to keep the roadways of McHenry County safe for all who travel through the county,” Sheriff Bill Prim stated.

“Andrew is an asset to the community and a leader to his peers,” Sheriff

Visit the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association website: for more information on their efforts in trucking safety.


Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Thomas Wins Award — 6 Comments

  1. Job well done, Deputy Thomas. Thank you for your efforts.

  2. In a County heavily traveled by trucks, Deputy Thomas’ job is very critical, and his efforts ensure our safety.

    thank you from the travelers and families of McHenry County.

  3. It seems the NOrthworst Herald is not interested unless it some puff piece about Zinke or Nygren.

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