Two Deputies receive service awards from the Sheriff Office and County Commissioners

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Cpl Jake Andrew receiving award

On March 17, 2015, Sheriff Randy Bounds and the Caroline County Commissioners recognized Corporal Jake Andrew for his 10 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Caroline County, Maryland. During this time Sheriff Bounds gave examples of various situations over the years where Cpl. Andrew displayed courage and commitment to our county citizens.

Cpl. Andrew is currently serving in the Sheriff's Office Court Security Division where he ensures the safety of the Caroline County Circuit Court Judge, the entire building, grounds, and the staff/citizens that attend court all through the week. Cpl. Andrew is part of a team of trained professional Deputy Sheriff's assigned to the Circuit Court for security operations.

Cpl. Andrew is an Air Force Veteran serving in our nations armed forces prior to becoming a Deputy Sheriff. Cpl. Andrew has a long history of his family being in law enforcement, specifically the Sheriff's Office. Cpl. Andrew's father, his grandfather, and great grandfather were all prior Caroline County Sheriff's. We are very fortunate to have Cpl. Andrew among our ranks at the Sheriff's Office and look forward to many more years of service from him. On Cpl. Andrew's off time he enjoys being with his family and friends in the community.

 


Cpl Michael Gestole receiving award

On March 24th, 2015, Sheriff Randy Bounds and the Caroline County Commissioners recognized Corporal Michael "Rico" Gestole for his 15 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Caroline County, Maryland and his always positive approach towards our county's children in his current assignment as the Colonel Richardson High School and Middle School, School Resource Officer.

Cpl. Gestole has served in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and the Drug Task Force prior to his current assignment in the School Resource Officer Unit. Cpl. Gestole has become integrated into the Caroline County School Board System and is often looked at by the school children as a confidant and person to turn to in time of need, both at school and at home. His relationship with our school children have paved the way for unfettered communication between law enforcement, the school staff, and with the children themselves.

Cpl. Gestole is an Army Veteran in our nation's armed forces prior to his law enforcement career, where he held to position of Military Police Officer. In addition to his current position as a School Resource Officer, Cpl. Gestole is a Sheriff's Office Firearms Instructor and a certified "Active Assailant" Instructor. Cpl. Gestole also enjoys coaching kid's lacrosse on his off time and spending time with his family.