Award recipients from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office during the Cache County Council Meeting, May 10, 2022.
LOGAN — The Cache County Council gave a standing ovation to members of the Cache County Sheriff’s Office after recognizing some of the top law enforcers during their regular meeting, Tuesday afternoon in the Historic Cache County Courthouse. The award presentations were made following a special flag ceremony by the Sheriff’s Honor Guard that opened the council meeting.
Before introducing his deputies and citing their recent accomplishments, Sheriff Chad Jensen praised everyone in his office for protecting the community during the past year.
“I’m the most fortunate guy in the world,” stated Jensen, “I have the best staff any sheriff could possibly ask for to work and interact with on a daily basis. They do so many great things all year long.”
The awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Jail Division went to Deputy Jonathan Major, Sgt. Shannon George and Deputy Michael Christiansen. Major was credited for teaching jail inmates behavior classes, in an effort to lower the possibility of them reoffending. George was honored for helping to maintain jail policy and serving as the inmate grievance sergeant. Christiansen was recognized for preventing injury and damage when a fire occurred in the jail’s laundry room.
Jensen awarded Deputy Skylar Limb with a Medal of Valor, for outstanding bravery in the line of duty. He explained how the deputy pursued and apprehended an inmate who attempted to escape the jail in March 2021.
The Deputy of the Year Award was presented to Mike Richardson, from the Patrol Division. He has served as a deputy for 17 years and a school resource officer for the past seven. He has also served in other specialty positions including SWAT.
The award for the Outstanding Achievement in the Support Services Division was awarded to Detective Kevin Bennett, who has overseen domestic violence cases. In addition to making sure that criminal charges are investigated, he ensures victims are made aware of the services available to them.
Jensen awarded 15 Unit Citations and eight Life Saving Awards during the ceremony. He also presented the Sheriff’s Medal to former Utah House Speaker, Greg Hughes, along with Greg Hartley and Jeff Hartley, who the sheriff worked with during the past legislative session.
Jensen said all of the awards reflect only a small part of the hundreds of “great acts of valor” deputies have accomplished during the past year.
“These awards tonight are exceptional cases and I’m proud of all of our deputies and our office. I am proud of our county, for the relationship that we have with our council and with our citizens, and for the support that you show my office and for our staff.”
Before the award ceremony, Council Chair Barbara Tidwell read a proclamation, recognizing the sheriff’s office for their “unceasing and vital public service.” She called upon citizens to join the council in recognizing the efforts of all law enforcement agencies during National Law Enforcement Week, May 15-21, 2022.