Annual Columbia County Awards Presentation - 2016

Lifesaving Award

  • Deputy Larry Bielke for actions on March 2, 2016 resulting in saving of human life.
  • Lieutenant Wayne A. Smith for actions on March 4, 2016 resulting in saving of human life.
  • Deputy Larry Bielke for actions on September 18, 2016 resulting in saving of human life. 
  • Deputy Emily Morgan for actions on September 18, 2016 resulting in saving of human life.

Medal of Valor

  • Detective Sergeant Benjamin Oetzman for extraordinary acts of bravery/heroism in performance of his duty on May 1, 2016.
  • Sergeant Matthew Menard for extraordinary acts of bravery/heroism in performance of his duty on May 1, 2016.
25 Years Of Service Award
  • Deputy Brian Kjorlie
  • Deputy Ann Fischer
  • Deputy Robert Kiefer
  • Dispatcher Gayle Pollack
  • Deputy Terry Ott