Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict congratulates Sylvia Orth, Footprinters of Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74’s 2018 Officer of the Year. Submitted photo
                                Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict congratulates Sylvia Orth, Footprinters of Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74’s 2018 Officer of the Year.

Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict congratulates Sylvia Orth, Footprinters of Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74’s 2018 Officer of the Year. Submitted photo Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict congratulates Sylvia Orth, Footprinters of Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74’s 2018 Officer of the Year.

Orth named Footprinters’ Officer of the Year

PORT ANGELES — Administrative Specialist Sylvia Orth has been named Footprinters of Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74’s 2018 Officer of the Year.

Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict nominated Orth for the award.

In a press release from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, coworkers noted that “Sylvia combines exceptional customer service skills with an unparalleled knowledge of our RMS (Records Management System) to be the absolute go-to person in the administrative and records section of the Sheriff’s Office.

“She sports an incredibly cheerful disposition even when inundated with her normal duties in addition to special requests from everyone from the Sheriff to an unending line of requests from the public. Sylvia does the majority of transcription work for the department. This is time consuming and tedious; she does this with incredible speed and accuracy.

“Finally, her pleasant and positive demeanor has hugely contributed to the enjoyment most of us feel in working in the Sheriff’s Office.”

In her off time, Orth is active with the Soroptomist International of Port Angeles Jet Set Club.

Award winners

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office recently held its 2018 Awards Recognition Dinner and recognized several employees and volunteers for exceptional service during 2018.

In addition to Orth’s Employee of the Year award, Dale Jackson — a “cold case” volunteer — was named the Sheriff’s Office 2018 Volunteer of the Year, while volunteer Lee Runion was named the 2018 Search and Rescue Volunteer of the Year.

Other honors went to:

• Meritorious Service with Valor — William Cortani.

• Livesaving — Jim Dixon, Eric Morris and Stacy Sampson.

• Meritorious — Paul Federline (x2), Eric Morris, Alicia Newhouse, Stacy Sampson and Brandon Stoppani.

• Commendation — Alan Barnard, Ross Cameron, Tyler Cortani, Devin Dahl, Jim Dixon, Patrick Glass, Julia Keegan, Sean Slowey, Jannell Walkup and Brandon Wessel.

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