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Two YCSO deputies recognized for their service


YAVAPAI COUNTY – Two Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies have been recognized for their hard work and excellent service.

Deputy Michael Lewis has been honored by the Phoenix chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving as their 2015 Officer of the Year. Lewis, a 5-year YCSO veteran, is described by his supervisor as having the most DUI arrests in the agency this year.

“This year, besides the most DUI arrests in the agency, Deputy Lewis has been attending training to further his knowledge of drugs and their effects while driving,” stated a YCSO release on the commendation. “He has also been certified as a DUI instructor and teaches at the law enforcement academy. Deputy Lewis has truly committed himself to excellence in DUI enforcement.”

YCSO Deputy Michael Perry has been honored the Chino Valley Elks Lodge. The Lodge named Perry their Deputy of the Year. Perry, who has been with YCSO for more than 3 years, was nominated by his supervisor because of his excellent work as a patrol deputy in the Northern Area Command, which covers many areas in the Prescott basin.

In a YCSO release, YCSO Sheriff Scott Mascher thanked Deputy Lewis and Deputy Perry for their dedication.

“I would like to acknowledge the excellent work of Deputies Lewis and Perry resulting in these well-deserved commendations,” Mascher said. “My thanks to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving board in Phoenix and members of the Chino Valley Elks for recognizing these outstanding deputies. Deputies Lewis and Perry represent the best in YCSO and I am proud of them and all who serve with such dedication every day.”