CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey recently recognized the department’s top officers and civilians of the 2018-19 year during a breakfast Feb. 1.
Employees nominated one another for incidents or actions between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30. Honorees include:
Civilian of the Year: Megan Fokine, nursing supervisor. “For her outstanding work, patience and caring attitude. She has done amazing work as nursing supervisor with the programs she has helps with and the training she provides to the staff,” Grey said.
Corrections Officer of the Year: Sgt. Nathan Post. For what Grey termed his “outstanding service, his kindness and compassion to not only the inmates but to the other employees. He has a genuine desire to help others, from talking calmingly to inmates and being helpful to staff members.”
Deputy of the Year: Kyle Fink. “This deputy volunteer to do anything to help his fellow staff members, as well as the public,” Grey said. “He is the ‘go to’ guy to answer questions from the new employees, even though he is not a supervisor. He is kind and respected and goes the extra mile for this office.”
Employee of the Year: Deputy Sue Miller. “For her dedicated service for the last 27 years at our office. She has proven time and time again to be a shining example of our office motto; Caring, Courteous, Common Sense Law Enforcement. She has been our D.A.R.E. Officer since 1992 and takes an active role in teaching the youth of Mercer County the dangers of drugs and alcohol,” Grey said.
Dispatcher of the Year: Stacy Schoen. “For her dedicated work ethic and cheerful demeanor. She always steps up to help when needed and assists other employees. The other dispatchers advise they look forward to working with her,” Grey said.