Sheriffs office hosts awards ceremony
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue presents a Life Saving Medal to Reserve Deputy Jack Williamson during a promotion and swearing-in ceremony.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office hosted a swearing-in, promotional, and special awards ceremony to formally recognize recent new hires and promotions within the department.
Family and friends were invited to witness employees being sworn into their respective duties and celebrate the heroic actions of the MCSO team members at Madera South High School on November 3.
During the ceremony, a special award was presented, five promotions were honored, and 11 new team members were welcomed.
“It is an honor and privilege to recognize these outstanding staff members and recognize them for their contributions to our community,” said Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue. “I take great pride in watching our organization continue to grow its ranks and thrive with the quality, professional members joining our team. Each position in our office is essential to public protection, and we are grateful for their commitment to serving the citizens of Madera County.”
Reserve deputy Jack Williamson received a life saving medal.
The following officers were promoted: Undersheriff Darin McMechan, Sergeant Richard Gutierrez, Deputy Sheriff Eliza Hernandez, Deputy Sheriff Sarah Myers and Administrative Analyst Michelle Garcia.
The following are new hires that were sworn in during the ceremony: Assistant Sheriff Brian Esteves, Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Hoover, Correctional Officers Krista Mendoza, Ivan Garcia-Flores, Joe Rangel, Scott Benning, Charlene Vela and Isaiah Figueroa, Program Assistants Lleyly Guerrero and Dominic Ramos and Public Safety Records Specialist Brenda Gray.