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Three Weld County deputies, detective recognized and honored for outstanding service

Posted on 11/23/2017
Three Weld County deputies, detective recognized and honored for outstanding serviceIn a county as large as Weld, maintaining the safety of citizens is a top priority and can at times prove challenging. At a board meeting Monday, the Board of County Commissioners recognized four members of the sheriff’s office who’ve gone above and beyond in giving extraordinary service to the residents of Weld County.

The board recognized Deputies Jahn Clark, Nicholas Kollath and Rodney Martinez, recipients of Life Saving Awards. The three recipients earned the award for their bravery, courage and fast-action in saving the lives of two individuals in separate incidents over the last year.

Deputies Clark and Kollath responded to a report of an attempted suicide. Finding the individual unresponsive, they administered CPR, and facilitated emergency services to transfer the individual to the hospital.

While working in a detentions facility, Deputy Martinez responded to an inmate choking on food. He performed the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the item from the individual’s throat, restoring the ability to breathe.

“I’m so proud of each of you for what you did to help people who desperately needed it,” Weld County Commissioner Steve Moreno said. “I know we’re awarding you all today, but your bravery, courage, and work ethic speaks for the entire sheriff’s office. Thank you for all you’ve done to serve the public in Weld County and keeping us safe.”

Robert Roberts was honored for his 24 years of service to Weld County.The board also presented Robert Roberts with a Recognition of Services Award for his many years of service to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. Roberts is retiring after a 24-year career in which he served the public in various capacities. Working tirelessly and with enthusiasm to advance his career, Roberts began working for Weld County in 1993. He began his career working in detentions. He later became a patrol deputy, and then a detective; a position he’s held since 2006.

Upon receiving his award, members of Robert’s family, Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams, and those in attendance gave Roberts a standing ovation, saluting his dedication and service to Weld County.

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