The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office held its 2022 Awards Banquet on May 10th, an evening dedicated to recognizing the exceptional contributions and unwavering dedication of its employees. The banquet, attended by esteemed guests and proud colleagues, showcased the incredible talent and commitment within the department.
Highlighting the event were the prestigious awards bestowed upon deserving individuals who have demonstrated outstanding performance and made significant contributions in their respective roles.
Civilian of the Year - Abigail Hamelin
Court Security Officer of the Year - Daniel Walsh
Correctional Officer of the Year - David Fisher
Deputy of the Year - Brian Stapleton
Medal of Valor - Travis Koester
James Campbell Award - Lee Rowden
In addition to the individual awards, The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office dedicated the ISP Trooper Brian McMillen Award. This award holds special significance as it pays tribute to the late Illinois State Trooper, Brian McMillen, who tragically lost his life while on duty. McMillen was on his way to assist two Sheriff Deputies when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. It is a recognition of his lasting legacy and the ultimate sacrifice he made. Present at the awards banquet were McMillen's parents and wife, who joined in commemorating his bravery and dedication.
“I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of everyone in the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office. Each award recipient has shown exceptional commitment and played a vital role in maintaining law and order within our community,” said Sheriff Jack Campbell. “We are immensely proud of their achievements and grateful for the sacrifices they make every day."
The Sangamon County Sheriff's Award Banquet not only provided an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements of its employees but also served as a reminder of the dedication and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers to protect and serve their communities.