Sheriff recognizes employees’ efforts

Although law enforcement is a serious job, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department took a little time last week to kick back and have some fun while recognizing some employees who have performed in a serious way over the past year. Over a banquet provided by sheriff’s department staff and Miami Market, the sheriff led the assembled guests in a festive awards ceremony.

Honored for meritorious activity were Corporal Chris Stratton, Investigator Lori Saylor, Sergeant Gary Payne and Deputy Timothy Simmons. Receiving the sheriff’s commendation were John Van Camp Jr. and Corrections Officer Pete Ornella. Also honored were two recently retired employees, Elaine Miller and Jo Ann Pringle.

Sheriff Rodenberg took a few minutes to describe each awardee and talk a little about what makes them special.