PORT LUDLOW — A local reserve deputy sheriff who donated thousands of hours of service is Jefferson County’s “Everyday Hero.”
Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday named John Saum to represent Jefferson County in a state-wide memorial observance and procession Sept. 11 to honor everyday heroes — men and women who make a profound difference in their communities.
“I’m more shocked than surprised,” Saum said after learning of the honor Thursday.
Saum, 48, is a computer systems architect who lives with his wife, Mariko, on Oak Bay Road.
He was nominated by Chief Civil Deputy Bob Anderson for the estimated 3,000 hours he has spent on patrol since being commissioned as a reserve deputy in 1997.
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