Lincoln County Sheriff Todd Brackett named Detective Terry Michaud 2013 deputy of the year at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office’s annual awards banquet April 4.
Michaud, of Jefferson, has 25 years of experience in law enforcement with the U.S. Air Force, Rockland Police Department, Maine State Police, and, for the last six years, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Michaud was commended for his “professional service and dedication to the citizens of Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.”
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Chairman William Blodgett joined Brackett to recognize Sgt. Aaron Mortensen for 25 years of continuous service with the sheriff’s office.
Mortensen served for many years in the Lincoln County Jail. He is currently assigned to the Special Services Division, where he is responsible for the daily supervision of deputies assigned to prisoner transport, inmate programs and court security.
Brackett recognized Deputies Mark Bridgham and Brian Collamore with deputy first class designations for “outstanding service in the field of law enforcement and demonstrated leadership ability.”
The following deputies were recognized for continuous service to the office:
- Detective Sgt. Jason Pease and Sgt. Alan Shea, 15 years continuous service
- Deputy Brian Collamore and Detective Robert McFetridge, 10 years continuous service
- Deputies Mark Doe, Neil Genthner, Jennifer Sherman and Mark Walsh, 10 years continuous reserve service
- Deputy Scott Mercier, five years continuous reserve service
A number of deputies were recognized for prior full-time service: Deputy Clayton Jordan, 17 years; Deputy Mark Walsh, six years; Deputy Brian Collamore, four years, Sgt. Jason Nein, three years; and Detective Robert McFetridge, two years.
Brackett and his command staff host the dinner and awards ceremony every year to honor staff, as well as community members and service organizations that support the mission of the sheriff’s office.
The April 4 event took place at the Lincoln Academy dining commons in Newcastle.