Mother Lode Lions Club Officer of the Year
On June 23rd, 2012 Deputy Frisby was working patrol in the Sheriff’s South Lake Tahoe Office as the Officer in Charge (OIC), when he received information of a serious power failure at the South Lake Tahoe Jail. At the time there was only one other deputy on duty with Deputy Frisby. Frisby immediately began coordinating resources and calling in available Deputies to assist with security and the possible evacuation of the Jail. With Deputy Frisby’s leadership an evacuation of approximately 31 inmates was successfully accomplished from the Tahoe Jail to the Placerville Jail. Throughout this incident, Deputy Frisby demonstrated tremendous professionalism, sound decision making, patience, and fortitude. Deputy Frisby’s ability to manage resources and effectively direct personnel allowed a timely resolution to a difficult situation. Deputy Frisby’s leadership ability, communication skills, and decision making deserves the recognition of the Lions Club award of Officer of the Year.
Deputy Bryan Brown is actively involved with the Sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), with the Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Unit, the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees (STARS) and the Deputy Sheriff's Association. He is involved in several community events such as neighborhood watch, CSD meetings and National Night Out. Deputy Brown currently works as a patrol Deputy, however in January and February of 2012 Deputy Brown was working as a Property Crimes Detective. During that time period he spearheaded two different investigations resulting in the apprehension of multiple burglary suspects. During the investigation of the first case, Detective Brown identified multiple suspects responsible for at least nine (9) residential burglaries in El Dorado County and surrounding counties. During the second investigation Detective Brown initiated a surveillance operation in the Town Center area of El Dorado Hills, because of a rash of thefts from vehicles. The surveillance operation resulted in the arrest of a subject for vehicular burglary. With this arrest, vehicular burglaries were considerably reduced in the area. His dedication, proactiveness and thoroughness in these two cases are just an example of Detective Brown's performance while as a Property Crimes Detective. Detective Brown's performance was exemplary during the year of 2012 and deserving of recognition by the Mother Lode Lions Club Officer of the Year award. Deputy Brown is also being recognized by the El Dorado Hills Rotary Club as their Officer of the Year.