FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shannon McCormick
Information Management Director
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
DELAWARE COUNTY DEPUTY EARNS NATIONAL HONOR
(Delaware County, OH) March 4, 2009- Sheriff Walter L. Davis III is proud to announce that Deputy Ronald E. Vogel is being awarded the Medal of Merit by the National Sheriff’s Association. He will receive the honor during the Delaware County Commissioners meeting on Thursday evening. This prestigious award is in recognition of Deputy Vogel’s contribution to the Delaware County Community and to the field of law enforcement and criminal justice.
Deputy Vogel serves as a school resource officer, a position that keeps him extremely busy. Since Delaware County is Ohio’s fastest growing county, enrollment in our schools is constantly increasing. The need for Deputy Vogel’s presence continues to grow as well. His strong but approachable presence allows students to reach out to him; still he always maintains his authority as a law enforcement officer. Sheriff Walter L. Davis III said, “Deputy Vogel is an example of the trust and respect we strive for between law enforcement and the public.”
Deputy is also the liaison for neighborhood block watch groups. Deputy Vogel attends community meetings, educates homeowners and helps empower neighbors to take an active role in protecting their community.
Sheriff Davis said, “Deputy Vogel’s patience and professionalism make him the right person to teach our young people. In fact, he is the kind of public servant everyone can learn something from.” The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office looks forward to many more years of Deputy Vogel’s leadership in our schools and neighborhoods.
Deputy Vogel joined the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office in December 1998. He is one of three School Resource Officers assigned since Sheriff Davis reinstated the important program in 2008. Deputy Vogel is assigned to the Buckeye Valley School District.
The award will be presented on Thursday, March 5 at 6:00pm at 101 N. Sandusky Street in Delaware, OH.