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DFC. R.J. Helmer

Congratulations to Deputy First Class (DFC) R. Helmer who received the Firefighter of The Year Award 2014 from the Hurlock Fire Department. DFC Helmer is the Assistant Fire Chief for the Hurlock Fire Department and very active in the Fire Service. His children were also named on his award as they usually accompany him at the Fire Station.

In addition to receiving the Firefighter of The Year Award 2014, DFC Helmer also received a Life Saving Award from the Hurlock Fire Department for being first on scene of a cardiac arrest patient and starting CPR. Along with other members of public safety involved that later responded, the patient ultimately survived as a result of Helmer's quick lifesaving actions.

Congratulation to DFC Helmer on his awards. We are very fortunate to have him in Caroline County as a Deputy Sheriff.

Pictured: DFC. Helmer and his two children displaying his award.

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) 

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'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!