The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office has presented its annual Michael S. Reele Award to Lt. David Mattingly.
Mattingly, who has been with the sheriff’s office for 20 years, “has always been positive and supportive of me and any deputy in need of assistance or guidance,” one nominee wrote. He is “one of the most respected supervisors on the Sheriff’s Office and he always looks at issues objectively, offering sound advice.”
The Sheriff’s Office presents the award annually to an employee who exemplifies the department’s core values of integrity, duty, ethics, attitude, leadership and service. The award was created in honor of Deputy Mike Reele, who died of leukemia on May 14, 2002
Reserve Lieutenant Nick Rhorer was named the 2013 Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy of the Year. Cadet Lindsay Achey was named the Sheriff Cadet of the Year. Terry Whiteside was honored as Civilian of the Year, with Civilian Volunteer of the Year going to Sherryl White.
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Reele’s parents, Joe and Jan, his borther Marc and nephews traveled from New York to present the award.