Escambia Sheriff’s Office Presents Awards (With Gallery)

August 31, 2023

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office recently honored several individuals during an awards ceremony.

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According to the ECSO:

Investigator Dave Bashore was presented the Commendation Medal award. Investigator Bashore’s exemplary work and commitment to the Sexual Offender/Predator unit have played a crucial role in maintaining public safety in Escambia County.

Investigator Gregory Goult was presented the Commendation Medal award. Investigator Goult excels in Economic Crimes and Fraud investigations, showcasing his skill in handling difficult cases. His commitment to Escambia County’s citizens has positively represented himself and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Robert Campbell and Deputy Trae Walsingham were presented the Commendation Medal award. In March of 2023, Deputies Campbell, Walsingham, and Edgar responded to a domestic violence complaint. Their proactive pursuit of the suspect, along with their swift and skillful medical response to his deteriorating condition, prevented further harm and showcased their dedication to public safety. Their well-rounded approach, reflects their exceptional professionalism.

Deputy Zachary Banks was presented the Life Saving Medal award. In May of 2023, after his shift, Deputy Banks assisted the Pensacola Police during a house fire. He helped rescue a trapped child and began immediate life-saving efforts.

Deputy Banks performed chest compressions, and others gave oxygen and aided in breathing. Their actions revived the child before EMS took over. Deputy Banks’s brave and quick actions played a crucial role in saving the child.

Deputy Cody Brown was presented the Life Saving Medal award. In May of 2023, when Deputy Brown arrived at a house fire, he quickly joined fire personnel to help an adult female. Using his previous firefighter and EMT experience, he efficiently provided crucial medical aid to the victim, including oxygen and breathing assistance for about 17 minutes until EMS arrived. Deputy Brown’s actions were crucial in saving the woman.

The Investigations/Warrants Unit was presented the Unit Citation award. Members of this unit included: Lieutenant Stephen Cappas, Master Deputy Douglas Shoemaker, Master Deputy Eric Peck, Master Deputy Jeremy Jarman, Master Deputy Travis Peacock, Deputy Dalton Heigele, Lorraine Russell, Diona Murphy, Maria Camargo, Nicole Stout, Susan Merritt, Teresa Lyons, Karen Sztukowski, and Shea Goodale.

The Investigations/Special Victims Unit was presented the Unit Citation award. Members of this unit included: Sergeant Shaun White, Investigator David Bashore, Investigator Suzanne Pollock, Investigator Nate Hamel, Investigator Erin Bullard, Investigator Bernice Andre, Ola Wolff, Kimberly Smith, LaTonja Crocker, Angela Murphy, and Jeremy Horn.

ECSO Fleet Services was presented the Unit Citation award. Members of this unit included: Lieutenant Patrick Crossley, Jake Lucas, Allen Bell, Noah Benjamin, Robbie Kent, Christopher Leverett, Chad Mauldin, Jack Reid, Stephen Ware, Carl Weis, and Malcolm Reid.

The ECSO also congratulated the following individuals for their years of dedication and commitment to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office:

Sergeant Thax Langford – 20 years of service
Master Deputy Eric Peck – 20 years of service
Master Deputy Bryan Poole – 20 years of service
Pamela Gaines – 20 years of service
Henrique Dias – 25 years of service
Teresa Price – 25 years of service
Sergeant Steve Morris – 35 years of service
Joeann Wiggins – 35 years of service

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5 Responses to “Escambia Sheriff’s Office Presents Awards (With Gallery)”

  1. Debbie on August 31st, 2023 10:01 am

    Thank you all for what you do to keep us safe . It’s a good feeling to know you are just a phone call away and willing to put yourself in harms way for myself and my family when we’ve never even meet . It takes a special kind of person to do what you do and you don’t get enough recognition for what you do. Thank you for the bottom of my ❤️

  2. Kathy on August 31st, 2023 6:59 am

    So grateful for your dedicated service! Congratulations to all!

  3. Nancy Peters on August 31st, 2023 6:54 am

    Congratulations to you all! Thank you for your service!!!

  4. Steve on August 31st, 2023 6:45 am

    Congratulations !

  5. Ensley Miss on August 31st, 2023 6:30 am

    Congratulations to all for a job well done.