The Color Guard kicked off the 11th annual Sheriff's Awards. On Thursday, 35 awards were given out to deputies, employees and people in the community for going above and beyond to help others. The Monroe County Sheriff's office Deputy of the Year is Sergeant Dean Tuthill.
"It's very humbling to me. My position, you don't really think you should be recognized in any fashion for what we do as supervisors; because it's my job to mentor and get the deputies below me to elevate their skill levels so they can excellent provide service to the public and I think that's my role so I'm very humbled to be selected in my position," he said.
Sergeant Tuthill is a 25-year veteran. He was recognized in part for working with other agencies to manage the crime scene during the Christmas Eve shootings in Webster. Our Kevin Doran was there to tell the stories of the honorees at the awards.