Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg honored several sheriff’s deputies and members of the community at an awards ceremony held on July 7, 2021.
Sheriff Idleburg awarded Griffin Rebecca, of Grayslake, the ‘Citizen Heroism Award’ for his brave actions in February of 2021, where he saved the life of a choking woman, while being attacked by her dog.
Awards were presented to Deputies Stephan Campobasso, Eli Streeter, Chase Skrypek, Scott Musick, Trish List, and Marcus Bernardy for their tenacious work in investigating major crimes, successfully resolving an armed offender situation, terrific evidence technician work, and other events where some went above and beyond. Sergeant David Tomasello was awarded a life-saving award for saving the life of an unconscious driver, who was suffering an opioid overdose at a busy intersection.
Sheriff Idleburg and Lake County Clerk Robin O’Connor administered the Oath of Office to Deputies Serge Troekurov and Alexis Avalos-Landeros, as well as new Sheriff’s Canine Danno. Fifth grader Norah Gault of Barrington was honored for winning the ‘youth canine naming contest’ with her submission of the name ‘Danno,’ which was ultimately selected.
Sheriff Idleburg said, “Every day our staff act heroically to keep the community safe. They frequently go above and beyond the call of duty and they do so not for fame or recognition, but because of their deep desire to serve and help others. I am very proud to have the opportunity to highlight some of their great accomplishments and recognize members of our community who have done amazing things.”