Each year the Sheriff of Kanawha County recognizes one Deputy Sheriff for his or her outstanding work with a Deputy of the Year award. This year the award will be presented by the Sheriff, John Rutherford, and his Chief Deputy of the Law Enforcement Division, Mike Rutherford, at the Kanawha County Commission meeting on December 19, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Old County Courthouse.
Supervisors of each patrol shift and subdivision of the agency nominate one person who has excelled. The nominations ordinarily include examples from the year when the nominee has gone beyond the scope of duty to help others, worked after-hours to solve a case, or been looked to by coworkers for advice. The nomination letters and bodies of work are then considered by the Sheriff and Chief Deputy, who select one as Deputy of the Year.
The nominees will be present for the ceremony on Thursday evening. Though journalists frequently cover the meetings of the Kanawha County Commission, the Sheriff wanted to extend an invitation, too, so reporters can meet these Deputy Sheriffs and help him recognize their efforts.
Corporal B. D. Humphreys
Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office
301 Virginia Street East,
Charleston WV 25301
304-357-0732 / 304-951-7328