Two weeks ago, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office awarded 21 reserve deputies with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Recipients from Carmel included Deputy J.C. Buehler, Deputy Jeff Larkin, and Lt. Matt Snively.
Established in 2003, the award is granted on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship.
Two deputies received the Lifetime Achievement Award for logging more than 4,000 volunteer hours. The recipients included Deputy Joe Faucett of Carmel. Faucett has volunteered 705 hours in 2012 alone.
“These recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award are role models for all Americans,” Sheriff Mark Bowen said. “Each volunteer hour contributed makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others, and I encourage everyone to contribute to our community by volunteering. Volunteers bring us closer together as families, as communities and as a nation, through their commitment.”
The award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group created by President George W. Bush to recognize the valuable contributions made by volunteers across the nation.