COUNTY GOVERNMENT DAY
Everyone had a great time at the inugural Woodbury County Government Day, Tuesday, May 24th. All of the county offices and departments participated. The Sheriff's Office displayed our Mobile Command Unit, SWAT Vehicle, Rescue Boat, UTV, and the Deputies and Correctional Officers Union gave us the use of their dunk tank where we raised a little bit of money for the Couthouse Restoration project. We had volunteers sit in the dunk tank. They are pictured below.
Sasha Downs on the left and Jennifer Beeson on the right from the Sheriff's Office volunteered first to get into the ice cold water to help raise a little money for the Courthouse Restoration project. Jeana Davis ran the dunk tank and collected the donations all afternoon. Thank you Sasha, Jennifer, and Jeana for helping out. Our office staff is always there to help out with projects like this and we greatly appreciate it!
Board member Matthew Ung was next up in the dunk tank. As you can see, Mr. Ung got into the spirit and did it in his best Sunday suit. It was great! Getting dunked in a suit to raise money for a good cause. Thank you Mr. Ung! We will do it again.
Board Chairman Jeremy Taylor took the third shift in the dunk tank for us. I can't say enough about Mr. Taylor and the Board members getting involved in these community activities. We only had to ask once and they were all for climbing into that cold water to make it a fun and enjoyable day! As I mentioned above, we will do this again. Thank you to everyone that participated and came to County Government Day.
UNITY ELEMENTARY SECOND GRADE STUDENTS SEND THANK YOU'S TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Below is a sampling of the thank you cards Mrs. Brooks' second grade class from Unity Elementary sent to the Sheriff's Office for National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. These are wonderful cards and the Sheriff's Office loves getting them. Thank you to all of the Unity Elementary second graders that took the time to make these great cards. You put smiles on our faces at the Sheriff's Office everytime we get them.
SIOUXLAND SPOUSES BEHIND THE SHIELD DROP OFF TOKENS OF APPRECIATION
Deputy Nate Sands' wife, Juanita, and his two children, dropped off delicious snacks for the deputies and correctional officers to show their appreciation for local law enforcement. The snacks are prepared by members of Siouxland Spouses Behind the Shield. Thank you very much for being so thoughful. God Bless.
PHOTOS FROM THE 2016 WOODBURY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY
WOODBURY COUNTY S.O. IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR TWO CIVILIAN CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
LONG LINES FAMILY REC CENTER FAMILY DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016
2016 SPALDING PARK ELEMENTARY SPRING CARNIVAL
Sgt. Dave Benson at the 2016 Spalding Elementary Spring Carnival. Sgt. Benson has his own midway games that he maintains and transports to different events. The cool thing about Sgt. Benson's games is everyone's a winner. Thank you Sgt. Benson!
MAY BASKET FOR SHERIFF DREW FROM THE SC BOY'S CLUB
Five members of the Sioux City Boy's Club stopped by the office today to drop off a May basket for Sheriff Drew. Great kids! Great program! Thank you very much from Sheriff Drew and the Sheriff's Office staff.
NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICER WEEK
This week is National Correctional Officer Week. So if you know a Correctional Officer, thank them for doing the toughest job in law enforcement! Pictured above is Sheriff Dave Drew with Sgt. Dennis Wilson holding one of several cakes Major Greg Stallman had made for all 58 of the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office C.O.'s to enjoy during their breaks while working the jail. The Administration can't say enough about the jail staff and all of the tough, long hours they put in keeping our community safe. Thank you and God Bless all of you.
MVAO 7TH & 8TH GRADE CAR WASH
Deputy AJ Fundermann helped out the MVAO 7th and 8th graders by donating money to have her patrol pickup washed at the Anthon Fire Department on April 23, 2016. The kids did a great job and raised $750 to help defer costs for a trip to the nations capital. In the bed of the truck is Dallas Knudsen and Sydney Fundermann. Next to the truck are Jade Hadley and Jake Welte. That is the cleanest we have ever seen Deputy Fundermann's vehicle. Great job kids!
PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE DAY LUNCHEON AT 4 BROTHERS
We had a great time celebrating Professional Adminstration Day with our staff at 4 Brothers. From left to right, Sheriff Dave Drew, Deb Heath, Randi Campbell, Tammy Casper, Sasha Downs, Jennifer Beeson, Loxi Arndt and Captain Tony Wingert. Thanks for all of your hardwork and dedication ladies!
CONGRATULATIONS TO DEPUTY DARIN FAY AND HIS PARTNER DOZER
Deputy Darin Fay and his partner Dozer competed in the 2016 USPCA Region 21 Narcotics Trials in Independence, Iowa this past week. Deputy Fay and Dozer competed against 56 other dogs and placed second overall with a score of 196.33 out of 200. Great job Deputy Fay and Dozer!
WELCOME DEPUTY'S SAGE LEWIS, ERIC SMITH AND FRED BECKMAN
From left to right Eric Smith, Sage Lewis, and Fred Beckman. Woodbury County's newest deputy sheriff's were sworn in April 8, 2016 by the Honorable Chief Judge Duane Hoffmeyer at the Woodbury County Courthouse.
Woodbury County's three newest deputy sheriff's with Sheriff Dave Drew. From left to right Deputy Eric Smith, Deputy Sage Lewis, Sheriff Dave Drew, and Deputy Fred Beckman. We expect great things from these three and know we will get it.
MAJOR GREG STALLMAN GRADUATES FROM THE FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY
Major Greg Stallman graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy Friday, March 18, 2016 with other members of the 263rd class. The FBI National Academy is located in Quantico, Virginia and the program is approximately 3 months in length. The academy requires a great deal of academic and physical work to graduate. The mission of the academy is to promote, support and enhance the personal development of law enforcement leaders. Congratulations to Major Greg Stallman on his success and hardwork!
CLAY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEEDS ASSISTANCE WITH HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION