Sheriff Joyce

Sheriff Kevin J. Joyce
36 County Way
Portland, ME 04102

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Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Award Recipients

Medal of Valor

Deputy Richard Kimball

Deputy Richard Kimball

Presented to employees that
perform extraordinary acts of
courage or bravery involving
imminent danger to themselves.
Deputy Richard Kimball rose to
this level in July of 2012, when
he helped disarm a man wielding
a gun in rush hour traffic in
Portland.
Sheriff's Award

CO Joseph Dahms

CO Joseph Dahms

Chosen by the Sheriff, this award
is presented to employees that
exhibit outstanding dedication to
the agency and the citizens of
Cumberland County. Officer
Joseph Dahms truly exhibits these
traits. He is an infectious
optimist, with true courage. He
continuously supports nonprofit
organizations even when faced
with his own all-consuming
personal challenges.
Chief Deputy's Award

Sgt. Anthony Hovey

Sgt. Anthony Hovey

Chosen by the Chief Deputy, this
award is presented to employees
that exhibit a dedication to the
mission of the agency, and the
citizens of Cumberland County.
Sgt. Anthony Hovey's propensity
for innovation, perfection, and his
ability to inspire others lead him
to being the recipient of this
award.
Elliott Award

Deputy T. Patrick
Ferriter

Deputy T. Patrick Ferriter

Established in honor of a true
mentor to all in the Sheriff's
Office, this awarded is bestowed
upon a Deputy that displays
uncommon traits of duty, honor
and sacrifice. Deputy T. Patrick
Ferriter, a new member of the
Sheriff's Office, has proven time
and again his commitment to
duty, honesty, and sacrifice
through action. His performance
has far exceeded the expectations
of the Sheriff's Office.
Traffic Safety Award

Deputy T. Patrick
Ferriter

Deputy T. Patrick Ferriter

Established for the purpose of
promoting safe roads in
Cumberland County this year's
recipient is Deputy T. Patrick
Ferriter. Deputy Ferriter initiated
over 500 traffic stops that resulted
in the removal of several
intoxicated drivers from the road.
As well, he continued to answer
over 1,000 calls for service.
Supervisor of the
Year – Jail

Lt. Arlene Jacques

Lt. Arlene Jacques

 

With a background in education,
Lt. Arlene Jacques utilizes these
skills to better the lives of those
incarcerated to our care. She has
developed innovative techniques
of education, and continues to
find financial resources to fund
them. Lt. Jacques commitment to
this agency and the citizens we
serve is truly evident in her
actions.
Supervisor of the
Year – LE

Lt. Don Foss

Lt. Don Foss

Lt. Foss is an excellent role
model for employees of the
Sheriff's Office. He is a
consummate professional, and a
true team player. He defines the
needs of the agency and the
citizens of Cumberland County as
job one, and he dedicates hours of
his personal time to the Sheriff's
Office Honor Guard.
Deputy of the Year

Detective Trevor Cote

Detective Trevor Cote

As a new member in the Criminal
Investigation Division, Detective
Trevor Cote has been a quick
study, and a tireless worker. He
carries a large load of cases, and
has an impressive clearance rate.
As well, he is a member of the
Honor Guard, and the Emergency
Services Unit.
CO of the Year

CO Mary Sorrells

CO Mary Sorrells

A continuous asset to the
Cumberland County Sheriff's
Office, Deputy Mary Sorrells
excels in her position as
Community Programs Officer.
The work she and her team do
throughout the community
helping nonprofit organizations
enhances the agency and
Cumberland County.
Civilian of the Year

Kelly Maines

Kelly Maines

Employed with the Cumberland
County Sheriff's Office under
two years, Ms. Kelly Maines has
proven to be a tireless worker,
and excellent asset ensuring
processes run smoothly at the
Sheriff's Office.

 

Life Saving Award

Deputy Matt Thompson,
Deputy (retired) Randy Staples,
Deputy Steve Welsh

Life Saving Award

Working as a team in July of
2012, Deputies Thompson,
Staples, and Welsh responded to a
home in New Gloucester where a
woman was unresponsive.
Deputies Staples and Welsh
performed life saving techniques
on the woman, and Deputy
Thompson calmed the family and
marked the way for the medical
emergency unit.
Life Saving Award

Deputy Joseph Fallon

Deputy Joseph Fallon

Completing work on a medical
duty in July of 2012, Deputy
Joseph Fallon was summonsed to
help an infant locked in a vehicle.
Without hesitation, Deputy Fallon
approached the vehicle, and
realizing the infant was in
medical duress, took the
necessary steps to free the child
from the vehicle, thereby saving
the child's life.
Life Saving Award

Deputy Lee Bradbury

Deputy Lee Bradbury

Deputy Trevor Purinton

Deputy Trevor Purinton

During firearms qualification the
Cumberland County Sheriff's
Office, Captain Craig Smith
began to suffer a heart attack.
Deputies Lee Bradbury and
Trevor Purinton were
instrumental in getting the
Captain the needed medical
services, and getting him off the
firing range, and to a location
where help could be
administered. Other agencies
recognized for their assistance
were:
Scarborough Police Officers
Robert Moore and Shawn
Anastasoff – Law Enforcement
Award. Scarborough Deputy
Fire Chief Tony Attardo, and
Scarborough Dispatchers
Arthur Green, and Kevin
Collins – Certificate of
Appreciation.
Investigative
Award of Merit

Detective Brian
Ackerman

Detective Brian Ackerman

 

Showing true investigative
fortitude, Detective Ackerman
was assigned and solved a case
involving a possible sex offender
that had convinced a young girl to
send inappropriate photos of
herself, and had set up a meeting
date with her. Instead of meeting
the young girl, the sex offender
met with law enforcement and
was arrested. Detective
Ackerman determined that the
man resided in both Maine and
Massachusetts, and worked in a
school district in the later. He
now resides in prison, thanks to
the dedication and hard work that
Detective Ackerman dedicated to
this case.
Investigative
Award of Merit

Deputy John Cross

Deputy John Cross

Assigned what seemed to be a
simple case of purse snatching,
Deputy Cross soon found this to
be a complicated check cashing
scheme operating out of South
Portland. It was not long before
two suspects were identified and
charged with the crime. A true
example of excellent detective
work and multi-jurisdictional
interaction.
Investigative
Award of Merit

CO Brian Cummings

CO Brian Cummings

Deputy Cummings was
instrumental in investigating and
identifying an inmate that arrived
as a John Doe and refused to
divulge his true identity. Using
persistence, patience, and
investigative excellence Deputy
Cummings was soon able to
convince the inmate to relate his
real name. This lead to the
revelation that the inmate was
wanted in New York.
Sheriff's Unit
Commendation

Deputy Bryan LeBlanc
CO Chris Phillips
CO Justin Howes

LeBlanc, Phillips & Howes

CO Chris Decapua
CO Chris Decapua

CO Deborah Devou
CO Deborah Devou

Sergeant Trevor Purinton
Sergeant Trevor Purinton

Sergeant Jennifer Slocum
Sergeant Jennifer Slocum

The attempt of an inmate to
commit suicide was thwarted by
the quick actions, and
extraordinary team work of
Deputy Bryan LeBlanc, CO Chris
Phillips, Co Justin HOwes, CO
Chris Decapua, CO Deborah
Devou, Sergeant Trevor Purinto,
and Sergent Jennifer Slocum. As
a result the inmate had a chance
to get the help needed to restore
hope and solve the problems that
caused the despair.
Sheriff's
Commendation

Deputy Richard Bradway

Deputy Richard Bradway

Deputy Bradway spends
countless hours of his personal
time supporting not for profit
organizations. For four years he
has been instrumental in
organizing, and implementing the
Behind the Bars weightlifting
competition. The money raised
goes to various charities including
the Wounded Warrior Project.
Sheriff's Unit
Memo

CO Jason Crawford
CO Jason Crawford

Deputy Trevor Purinton

Deputy Trevor Purinton

Corrections Officer Crawford,
and Deputy Purinton saved an
inmate's life that had swallowed
an indeterminate amount of
prescription medications. Both
Officers responded quickly, and
with great purpose utilizing both
skill and good judgment to
properly remove any remaining
medications from the inmate's
mouth, and get him the proper
medical attention.