Friday, May 15, 2015

Recognized By Employer Support Of The Guard & Reserve

L to R: Chuck with ESGR, Barry Hernandez,
Sheriff Lewis and Lou with ESGR.

MCSO Employee & National Guardsman, Recognize Sheriff & Co-Workers

Mesa County, Colo. -- On Wednesday, National Guardsman Sgt. Barry Hernandez presented Sheriff Matt Lewis and Detention staff with a certificate recognizing the agency's ongoing support of current guard and reserve soldiers, who are also employees within the agency.

Sgt. Hernandez is also known within the Sheriff's Office as Alternative Sentencing Unit Officer, Barry Hernandez. He had started with our agency in 2013 and a few months later deployed to the front range of Colorado with his National Guard unit. The unit was sent to Lyons, Colorado, for assistance with the flooding. That prompted Barry to put then Undersheriff and more recently Sheriff, Rebecca Spiess, into the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization for recognition.

That recognition came on Wednesday with a plaque for former Sheriff Rebecca Spiess. Sheriff Lewis will forward the plaque on to her, as she is currently employed with the Colorado Department of Public Safety as Executive Deputy Director. Sheriff Lewis also accepted a certificate signed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to the Detention staff, the division that Barry is employed under. The certificate will be hung with honor in the Detention Division.