THANK YOU FOR THE NICE LETTER CODY!
Earlier this summer, the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office sponsored Cody Bottjen for the YMCA Summer Camp in Boone, Iowa. The Iowa State Sheriffs' and Deputies' Association helps fund the trip. From the sounds of the letter, Cody had a great time and is very appreciative of the efforts of the Sheriff's Office. We want to thank Cody for taking the time to write us a letter expressing his feelings.
PHOTOS FROM THE 2016 COUNTY FAIR
Congratulations to Woodbury County's newest ILEA graduates. From left to right, Deputy Eric Smith, Deputy Sage Lewis, Deputy Frederick Beckman with Sheriff Dave Drew.
From left to right, Lt. Don Armstrong, Lt. Charlie Hertz, Major Greg Stallman, Deputy Eric Smith, Deputy Sage Lewis, Deputy Frederick Beckman, Sheriff Dave Drew, and Major Todd Wieck.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 2016 SUMMER MATCH EVENT
On 07.30.2016, the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office had the chance to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters to help with a "Match Event" for the second summer in a row. "Bigs" and "Littles" got the opportunity to eat hotdogs, chips and drink some soda while playing carnival style games provided by Deputy Sergeant Dave Benson. Deputy Sergeant Jim Bauerly, Deputy Nate Sands and Deputy Troy Tadlock brought their K9 partners and Lieutenant Don Armstrong displayed the SWAT truck and the Sheriff's Office rescue boat. Reserve deputies also assisted with the event. Everyone had a great time and the Sheriff's Office looks forward to next years event.
SPECIAL THANKS TO MARK STOCKTON & STOCKTON TOWING
Recently, Mark Stockton, owner of Stockton Towing, made a substantial donation to members of the Woodbury County, Plymouth County and Sioux County Sheriff's Office Honor Guards to help defer the cost so members from all three offices could make the trips to honor and show respect for fallen officers in Dallas and Kansas City. Without Mr. Stockton's generosity, Honor Guard members from all three counties would not have been able to make the trips. It is important for the law enforcement community and the communities and families of the fallen, to stand as one to show their respect, grieve the loss, and celebrate the lives of the fallen and to show the nation that good does and will triumph over evil. Thank you and God Bless Mark Stockton for helping send that message.
Pictured below (top photo) is Mark Stockton and his son Bronc, holding the Recognition plaque, surrounded by (left) Deputy Willie Garrett and (right) Deputy Brad Rose, both Honor Guard members of the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office. The second photo is one of Mr. Stockton's trucks depicting artwork supporting our military. The bottom photo is the plaque presented to Mr. Stockton thanking him for his support.
WELCOME TONI HAEFS...WOODBURY COUNTY'S NEWEST CLERK
You will see Toni's smiling face at the front window of Jail Administration on the second floor of the Law Enforcement Center. Toni will be handling all the duties of the front desk and will be the first point of contact with the public during business hours if you call or have business at the Woodbury County Jail. The Sheriff's Office staff welcomes Toni to the family!
BBBS OVER THE EDGE FUNDRAISER A HUGE SUCCESS
On June 15th, Big Brother Big Sisters held their Over the Edge fundraiser at the Howard Johnson Hotel in downtown Sioux City. Participants donated money to rappel down the side of the building. Members of the Woodbury County SWAT Team assisted the company that provided the gear and expertise in rappeling. The fundraiser was a huge success, raising $85,000.00 for BBBS. Below are a couple of thank you's and some photos of the SWAT Team members helping with the event. Thank you BBBS for allowing the Sheriff's Office to help out!
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
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!
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