Law enforcement pays tribute to officers


For the Madera Tribune

Madera County Sheriff’s Office Employees of the Year. Front row from left are Mike Young – Dispatcher of the Year, Carena Valdez – Civilian Employee of the Year and Victor Sifuentes – Correctional Officer of the Year. In back are Deputy of the Year Michael Fullhart, left, and Sheriff Tyson Pogue.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office and Madera Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, honored their Employees of the Year at a dinner at San Joaquin Winery on July 28.

Honored for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office were Michel Fullhart- Deputy of the Year, Victor Sifuentes- Correctional Officer of the Year, Carena Valdez- Civilian Employee of the Year, and Mike Young- Dispatcher of the Year .

“We are very proud to have such a strong team of hard-working professionals representing our office, and we thank them for their unwavering commitment to serving others,” said Sheriff Tyson Pogue.

The Madera Police Department Officers of the Year were Animal Control Officer Gabriel Mayorga – Unsworn Officer of the Year, Public Safety Dispatcher Travis Varney and Reynard Camp – Sworn Officer of the Year.

“These employees were nominated by their peers for the excellent service they provide to the community of Madera,” said Madera Police Chief Dino Lawson. “They are always happy to go above and beyond for the citizens they serve and the team members they work with every day.”


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