Det. Terry Michaud, 2013 Deputy of the Year  ~  Judy Doe Memorial Community Service Award ~ Lieutenant Murphy Receives Patriotic Award

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Holds Annual Awards Banquet 

By Lieutenant Michael J. Murphy, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, 17-April-2014

On April 4, the dining common at Lincoln Academy was once again host to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office annual awards banquet. Each year, for the past nine years, Sheriff Todd Brackett and his command staff have hosted a dinner and awards ceremony honoring staff, as well as community members and service organizations that support the mission of the sheriff’s office.
Detective Terry Michaud

Detective Terry Michaud named "2013 Deputy of the Year"

The “2013 Deputy of the Year” award went to Detective Terry Michaud of Jefferson. Michaud was commended for his “professional service and dedication to the citizens of Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.”

Michaud, a six-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, is currently assigned to the criminal investigation division. His career in law enforcement spans over 25 years with previous employment with the U.S. Air Force, Rockland Police Department and Maine State Police.

Brackett recognized two deputies with the awarding of “Deputy First Class” designations. Deputy Brian Collamore and Deputy Mark Bridgham were recognized for their “outstanding service in the field of law enforcement and demonstrated leadership ability.”

Commissioner William Blodgett, representing the Lincoln County Commissioners, joined with Brackett in recognizing Sergeant Aaron Mortensen for 25 years of continuous service with the sheriff’s office.

Mortensen served for many years in the old Lincoln County Jail and is currently assigned to the special services division responsible for the daily supervision of deputies assigned to prisoner transport, inmate programs and court security.

Also recognized for their years of continuous full-time service were;
~ 15 years: Sgt. Alan Shea, Detective Sgt. Jason Pease
~ 10 years: Deputy Brian Collamore, Detective Robert McFetridge

Continuous reserve service:
~ 10 years: Deputy Neil Genthner, Deputy Mark Doe, Deputy Jennifer Sherman, Deputy Mark Walsh
~ 5 years: Deputy Scott Mercier

Recognition for prior full-time service with the sheriff’s office were:
17 years: Deputy Clayton Jordan
6 years: Deputy Mark Walsh
~ 4 years: Deputy Brian Collamore

~ 3 years: Sergeant Jason Nein
~ 2 years: Detective Robert McFetridge

"Judy Doe Memorial Community Service Award”

Judy Doe Award

Brackett also awarded the Louis Doe Home Center with the “Outstanding Community Service Award.”

“Your business has demonstrated a willingness to contribute not only physical resources, but more importantly the human component of caring that truly reflects your commitment to our community,” Brackett said, in presenting the award to owner Louis Doe.

Brackett also announced that henceforth the award was to be named the “Judy Doe Memorial Community Service Award” in honor of Doe’s wife, Judy, who passed away this past year.

Lieutenant Murphy Receives Patriotic Award

Reported by Kathy Onorato, Lincon County News

Detective Scott Hayden of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is appreciative of Lt. Michael Murphy's support of his military service, and that appreciation led Murphy to receive a Patriot Award, which was presented March 14.

The Patriot Award, sponsored by Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, recognizes employers who make efforts to support employees serving in the National Guard or Reserves.

ESGR is a program developed 40 years ago by President Richard Nixon to help maintain good relationships between employers and employees committed to military service.

In 1994 the Uniformed Service Employment Act was created to protect military personnel from losing their jobs because of military service, including the reserves and National Guard. The law also prohibits employers from discriminating because of an employee's military obligation.

ESGR Executive Director Dennis Wellman said the Patriot Award is given to employers who go above the basic guidelines to show support to employees who are serving. Employers who offer flexible schedules, time off before and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if necessary, meet the criteria for the Patriot Award.

In his nomination Hayden said, "My supervisor, a former Army active duty member, has been very supportive of my military service. He allows me flexibility in my schedule to come to training without having to use vacation time.

"He is also very understanding when advised of more lengthy periods of time I need to be out of work to perform military duty," Hayden said.

Murphy served nine years in the Army and his wife served 10 years in the Maine National Guard, said supporting employees in the military is important for the security of the country.

"We benefit from the training," Murphy said. "Military personnel are very professional and highly trained," he said.

Hayden, a member of the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor, has been serving in the Maine National Guard for 17 years. He is required to give one weekend a month plus an additional 15 days of service throughout the year.

"We are a small group here and I feel bad when I have to leave and they have to pick up the slack," Hayden said.

Murphy said Hayden keeps up with his full-time work, handles the department's K-9 unit, and is very active in his community along with caring for four children.

"He makes it easy for an employer to support him," Murphy said. "He always gives me plenty of notice so we can plan."

Hayden would like to get his 20 years of service in before he retires and will likely re-enlist next year.

"I like wearing the uniform and serving my country," Hayden said.

Det. Terry Michaud, 2013 Deputy of the Year  ~  Judy Doe Memorial Community Service Award ~ Lieutenant Murphy Receives Patriotic Award

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