Sheriff Announces Annual Awards

Written by on January 24, 2020

News Release

Officer of the Year Award Investigator Christopher A. Parker
Investigator Christopher A. Parker has distinguished himself in the performance of service to the citizens of Genesee County during 2019. Investigator Parker’s professional skill and devotion to duty are evident in his work practices. He is a 22-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and continues to maintain an exemplary drive with regard to every aspect of police work. His commitment to public safety is apparent as he is credited with recent investigations leading to the removal of two illegal handguns from our community. The quality of Investigator Parker’s work was displayed this past year during a successful prosecution of a fatal hit-and-run motor vehicle accident which he was the lead investigator. He dedicated countless hours to ensure justice which resulted in a vehicular manslaughter conviction. Investigator Parker undertakes investigations into complex financial crimes against the elderly, works as a fire investigator, and is an invaluable intelligence resource. Investigator Parker has fostered relationships with law enforcement personnel from countless agencies and works to gather and share intelligence concerning criminal activity.
Investigator Christopher A. Parker has reflected great credit upon himself and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and most deserves to be named Officer of the Year.

Distinguished Service Award – Emergency Services Dispatcher Steven L. Robinson
Emergency Services Dispatcher Steven L. Robinson has distinguished himself as a member of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. Thirty years ago, Dispatcher Robinson began his lengthy career in emergency communications; and during this time, he has been the recipient of numerous awards for his professionalism and dedication. Dispatcher Robinson has spent many years as a trainer of new dispatchers and provided critical insight during the consolidation and creation of the Genesee County Emergency Services Dispatch Center. Additionally, Dispatcher Robinson played an integral role in establishing quarterly workshops in which law enforcement officers and dispatchers meet face to face to discuss topics of mutual concerns. He often volunteered for extra assignments including maintaining records validation within the New York State Integrated Justice Portal.
Emergency Services Dispatcher Steven L. Robinson reflects great credit upon himself and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.

Longevity Awards
Correction Officer Andrew D. Hurley  10 years
Chief Deputy Joseph M. Graff  15 years
Emergency Services Dispatcher Stephen R. Smelski  15 years
Undersheriff Bradley D. Mazur  20 years
Deputy Sheriff John P. Weis  20 years
Deputy Sheriff Nathan W. Balduf  25 years
Investigator R. Pete Welker  25 years

Meritorious Awards
Sr. Correction Officer Jason R. Queal  1st

Principal Financial Clerk Deborah A. Shea  1st
Deputy Sheriff Richard S. Schildwaster  1st
Correction Officer Michael F. Lindsley  1st
Investigator Joseph D. Loftus  2nd
Correction Officer Andrew D. Hurley  2nd
Correction Officer Daniel J. Renz  2nd
Deputy Sheriff Ryan W. Young  3rd
Sr. Emergency Services Dispatcher Jason W. Holman  3rd & 4th
Youth Officer Howard J. Carlson  4th
Emergency Services Dispatcher Lynn B. Riccobono  6th
Sergeant Andrew B. Hale  6th

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