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Deibel, Bethel honored at sheriff’s office ceremony

| March 5, 2018

Communications Officer Kacie Deibel was named officer of the year and Detective Tim Bethel received the deputy of the year award at the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office Awards Presentation Ceremony on March 1, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Communications Officer Kacie Deibel and Detective Tim Bethel were honored by their peers for their dedication to their jobs at the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office Awards Presentation Ceremony on March 1, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Deibel was named officer of the year and Bethel received deputy of the year honors.

“This feels awesome,” Deibel said. “They are a great group of people to work with and they make it easy to want to do my job and do the best I can to help them out.”

Sheriff Tim Rogers said she was selected because of her great attitude and willingness to go the extra mile and help the road officers and detectives.

Deibel has worked in dispatch since 2012 and also works part time for Coshocton County Emergency Medical Services.

“I just really love helping people,” she said.

Bethel has been with the sheriff’s office for 28 years and has worked narcotics for about the last seven years.

“I really appreciate this,” he said about the honor. “The guys are great and everyone is helpful with getting me what I need so I can go out and do my job. I like the hunt, but I also like trying to get people off the street before they have the chance to get someone else addicted.”

When Rogers announced him as the winner, he shared that Bethel works after hours and is dedicated to making our community a safer place.

The evening started out with dinner being served by Boy Scout Troop 403 and included the presentation of several awards for sheriff’s office employees, the West Lafayette Police Department and civilians.

A civilian award was given to Rusty Bluck who rescued his neighbor who had accidently driven on iced over flood water that her vehicle had broken through.

Office citations also were presented and went to: Lt. Dean Hettinger, Sgt. Charlie George, Deputy Dave Selders, Deputy Keith Wilt, Deputy Jim Priest and CO Trudy Corbett. These awards are for outstanding performance of a difficult task involving personal risk to the officer’s safety when a serious crime is prevented or the suspect is apprehended or for outstanding contributions to law enforcement through the success of difficult programs, projects or situations made with a high degree of excellence.

Certificates of merit were presented to: Deputy Brandon Elson, Deputy Steven Mox, Deputy Chris Johnson, Deputy Kevin Cichon, Deputy Albert Havranek and Lt. Chip Udischas. These gentlemen were awarded for outstanding performance of duty under unusual or difficult conditions. The action need not involve exposure to physical danger, but must involve the protection of life, or property, and involve unusual thoroughness, conscientiousness, determination and initiative.

Lifesaving awards were given to the following individuals for saving a human: CO Kacie Deibel, Deputy Troy Bricker, Deputy Albert Havranek, Deputy Brandon Elson, Deputy Robert Wagner, Cpl Morgan Eckelberry, Sgt. Wes Wright Eppley, Sgt. Matt Woitel, Deputy Mark Sharrock, Deputy Morgan Landis, Deputy Kevin Cichon, Deputy Brent McKee, Detective Dave Stone, Sgt. Mike White, Sgt. John Glasure, Lt. Ryan Lawrence, and Lt. Chip Udischas.

Office commendations honored those who performed efficient and valuable serve to the office, either in carrying out a specific task or in the performance of general duties over an extended period of time. Earning these awards were: Deputy Chris Walters, Deputy Troy Bricker, Deputy Adam Mast, Deputy Albert Havranek, Deputy Chris Johnson, Deputy Morgan Landis, CO Clay Mercer, Detective Nancy Wilt, Detective Tim Bethel, Deputy Josh Walsh, Deputy Denise Stotts, Deputy Kevin Cichon, Deputy JD Hardway, Deputy Dustin Mullinex, Deputy Brian Noe, Detective Eric DeMattio, Detective Seth Andrews, Detective Dave Stone and Detective Sgt. Garrison Bryant.

Safe driving awards were handed out as follows: First Award – Deputy Brian Noe, Detective Seth Andrews, Deputy JD Hardway, and Detective Dave Stone; Second Award – Deputy Albert Havranek, Deputy Ryan Bullock, Detective Nancy Wilt, Deputy Josh Walsh, Deputy Mark Sharrock, Sgt. Mike White, and Lt. Chip Udischas; Third Award – Deputy Kevin Cichon and Detective Eric DeMattio; Fourth Award – Deputy Chris Walters, Deputy Keith Wilt, Deputy Chad Jackson, and Lt. Dean Hettinger; and Fifth Award – Deputy Scott Mast. These sheriff’s office employees driving practices have exhibited sufficient ability to avoid chargeable accidents during a five year period.

Certificates of appreciation recognize an action or deed deserving of recognition, but doesn’t qualify for higher awards. Earning these honors were: CO Erin Ehman, CO Clay Mercer, CO Andrew Keifner, Deputy Mark Sharrock, Deputy Denny Conkle, Deputy Brandon Elson, Detective Dave Stone, Sgt. Mike White, CO Adam Parks, CO Beth Mason, Deputy Debbi Miller, Deputy JD Hardway, Deputy Chris Johnson, Detective Nancy Wilt, Sgt. Matt Woitel, and Lt. Jim Crawford.

During the ceremony Rogers said he is truly blessed to be the county sheriff and lead this fine agency that serves Coshocton with distinction and honor.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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