Volusia County, FL – On Friday, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) honored several exemplary employees for their work during the 3rd Quarter in 2017.
6 VCSO employees were honored for their service during a November 14, 2016, suicidal person call. A woman had called about her husband who had reportedly taken pills. The woman in the call said that he had PTSD and currently owned a gun shop in their home.
The woman and her two young kids were able to escape the house and hide in the woods behind the home, but an older child left to an unknown location. Upon the VCSO arriving, they found the husband arguing with the child in the driveway. The man was ordered to get on the ground but instead went into his garage and began firing shots at the deputies.
Deputy James Seyboldt protected the child behind a car during the gunfire and Sergeant Keith Peck took him to safety. Telecommunications Center Supervisor Christina Crane was able to obtain access to security cameras in the house to relay information about the suspect to deputies. Crane was able to inform deputies when the suspect was down after a gunshot to the head.
Sergeant Cody Cochran, Sergeant Keith Peck, Deputy Stephen Corbin, Deputy Corey Rittenour, Deputy James Seyboldt and Telecommunications Supervisor Christina Crane were awarded a Unit Commendation for their teamwork during this event. Crane was also awarded Telecommunicator of the Quarter.
Steven Woell was honored as the Deputy of the Quarter after his hard work lead to the arrest of several suspects who stole 3 vehicles in Daytona Beach.
Miguel Roman was recognized as the Detective of the Quarter after leading several investigations and solving several cases including an assisted living facility credit card theft, business burglary and a case involving several stolen guns.
Frederick Wenk was honored as the Employee of the Quarter after he started to tailor for the VCSO on top of his other job responsibilities. In addition to becoming the VCSO’s tailor, he also helped get VCSO personnel personalized gear.
Earl D. Bennett was awarded Volunteer of the Quarter after he learned new record-keeping procedures himself and lead the project to get all records up-to-date after being backlogged.
Senior Deputy Randy Post received the Problem-Solving Award Citation after he reinvented the way VCSO deputies store their rifles. In addition to saving space, the switch saved the VCSO $60,000.
(Photo of Deputy Cody Cochran, Detective Miguel Roman, volunteer Earl Bennett, Fred Wenk, Telecommunications Supervisor Christina Crane, Chief John Creamer, Sgt. Keith Peck, Deputy Corey Rittenour, Deputy James Seyboldt, Deputy Steven Woell and Sheriff Mike Chitwood courtesy of the VCSO.)
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