Every three months, certified and civilian CCSO deputies are recognized by Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk for going above and beyond the call of duty. The following were among those who were rewarded for applying their knowledge, dedication and sometimes fearlessness to do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
Braulio Castineira, Traffic Technician, Safety & Traffic Enforcement Bureau
On Dec. 16, 2008, Castineira jumped into a canal near Airport-Pulling Road and J&C Boulevard to rescue an elderly man whose vehicle veered off the roadway. The car was nearly submerged in 6 feet of water, so Castineira quickly broke out a window and forced the door open to free the man from inside the car.
Sgt. Ryan Allen, Patrol, East Naples
Sgt. Allen’s knowledge of how to properly use an automatic defibrillator and administer chest compressions helped him resuscitate an unconscious 60-year-old man who had been pulled from a swimming pool on Gabriel Circle in East Naples during a near drowning incident on Dec. 4, 2008.
Sgt. Bobbi Jo Edwards, Professional Responsibility Bureau
Hodges University named Edwards the “Master of Public Administration Student of the Year” for 2008. She was recognized because she has maintained a 4.0 GPA while working full-time time at CCSO and adhering to her high standard of dependability. Edwards, who will earn her M.P.A. in August, credits the honor by fully dedicating herself to whatever she does. “When working a full-time job, you kind of have to treat going to school as a hobby.”
Angela Larson, senior services supervisor; Jackie Borchers, senior services specialist; and victim advocates Laura Annis, Nicole Banos, Leticia Cuevas, Lorie Eash, Lisa Fuller and Marisol Scholoendorn
These CCSO members earned the designation “National Advocate Credential” through the National Organization for Victim Assistance. To obtain this certification, they had to demonstrate professionalism while working with victims and their knowledge of advocacy skills, crimes and related judicial processes.