Deputy First Class Jared Royer receives 2014 Maryland M.A.D.D. Award

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2014 M.A.D.D. AwardsOn Dec. 5, 2014, the M.A.D.D. Maryland Chapter honored Eastern Shore law enforcement by hosting a breakfast and awarding certificates of appreciation for enforcement efforts of Impaired Driving.

Police Officers from throughout Maryland's Eastern Shore assembled to be recognized by M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Maryland for their efforts in removing drunk drivers from our highways.

Deputy First Class (DFC) Jared Royer of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Patrol Division, was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by Lisa Spicknall, MADD Maryland's Lead Victim Services Specialist in honor of his dedication to DWI enforcement.

MADD's mission is to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways and encourages you to be responsible and don't drink and drive. Please report drunk drivers and be responsible by not driving after consuming any amount of alcohol. Please enjoy the holidays and be safe on the roadways.

(Pictured left to right - Lieutenant (Patrol Division Commander) Ronald Dixon, Deputy First Class Jared Royer, Maryland M.A.D.D. Victim Services Specialist Lisa Spicknall, and Caroline County Sheriff Randy Bounds) 

Sheriff's Office Detectives make arrest on Manslaughter case involving Heroin distribution

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Steven Walter Matzeit (28 years old) arrested by Sheriff's Office Detectives for Manslaughter involving HeroinOn September 3, 2014 Deputies from the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Patrol Division, responded to a residence in the 7000 block of Ganeys Wharf Road, Preston, Maryland, for a cardiac arrest, which resulted in the death of Eric Pattison Matzeit (31 years old). While on scene, it was learned Eric Matzeit had died from a suspected Heroin overdose. Due to details initially learned by Deputies of the Patrol Division, Detectives from the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigation Division were called to the scene and took over the investigation. Detective Corporal J. Reibly was assigned lead investigator in this case.

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Deputies receive years of service awards

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service award 2014On 10-21-14, Sheriff Randy Bounds and the Caroline County Commissioners presented SGT Kenny Tull (15 year service award), SGT Philip Dixon (15 year service award), and CPL Bill Rude (25 year service award) with Caroline County Government Service Awards.

Pictured in this photo back row: Caroline County Commissioners Wilbur Levengood, Jeff Ghrist, and Larry Porter.

Front row: Lieutenant Ronald Dixon (Patrol Commander) SGT Kenny Tull, SGT Philip Dixon, CPL Bill Rude, and Sheriff Randy Bounds.

Congratulations are in order to these fine deputies!

Caroline County Sheriff's Office partners with local Search and Rescue Organization

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Sheriff Randy Bounds and DMVSAR President William HeisterhagenOn October 16th, 2014, Sheriff Randy Bounds signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Delmarva Search and Rescue (DMVSAR) Organization to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of search and rescue operations conducted by the Sheriff's Office.

The DMVSAR group brings search and rescue assets to the Sheriff's Office that would normally not be available. The DMVSAR are members of the National Association for Search and Rescue (NSAR) , an emergency response resource specializing in conducting and managing search and rescue (SAR) operations for ground searches, canine searches, mounted (horse) searches, and FEMA standard responses for disaster operations.

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Sheriff Randy Bounds Swears In DFC Vince Allen

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vince allenOn 10/23/14, the Caroline County Sheriff's Office welcomed a new member to the agency. Deputy First Class (DFC), Vincent Allen, who was hired to fill a position at the Caroline County Circuit Court Security post.

DFC Allen possesses a high level of experience in Criminal Investigations and was a long time member with the Drug Task Force. Dfc. Allen comes to the Caroline County Sheriff's Office with experience in Court Security Operations from his previous agency.

PICTURED: Sheriff Randy Bounds and Chief Deputy Clerk of The Circuit Court - Terry Lord, swear in Dfc. Allen with the "Oath of Office"that every Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff takes.

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