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Sheriff's Office Nominated for National Award


The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was honored to learn last week that our office has been nominated for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The Sheriff’s Office joins 55 other employers in the State of Kansas and 4,049 employers across the United States who were also nominated.

The Freedom Award is the Defense Department’s highest recognition given to employers for their outstanding support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserves.

According to the Freedom Award website, the 2011 recipients will be announced this summer and will be honored in Washington D.C. on September 22, 2011 at the 16th Annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Ceremony.

Award recipients in 2010 met privately with United States Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

“It is an extremely high honor for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office to be nominated for this award.  We are very proud of our staff members who are not only committed to providing a public service to the residents of Cherokee County, but also give of themselves while serving in the armed forces.”

“I have great admiration of all those who have served this country in the past and those who continue to serve today.  Being supportive of our staff members who join the Guard and Reserve Units is the very least that I can do considering the great things they are doing for all of us.”

Sheriff David M. Groves



Additional Information
Freedom Award Website


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