• By Ashleigh Sloop
  • Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2016 Sworn Staff Members of the Year

On July 5, 2016, Deputy Beeson and Deputy Goings responded to a suicide threat. Upon their arrival, Deputy Beeson made contact with the subject and began to build a rapport with him. The subject told Deputy Beeson that he was depressed because he was homeless, broke and nowhere to go. He explained to Deputy Beeson that he had a job interview the next day, fearing he was not going to get the position because he had nowhere to take a shower. The subject went on to say that if he could not get employed soon that he would have to resort to stealing to survive but did not want to resort to this.

Deputies Beeson and Goings exhausted possible housing leads for the subject. They found the subject a hotel room and personally paid for one night's stay. They also placed money inside of a Sheriff’s Office brochure to help the subject with transportation costs to the interview.

Deputy Beeson received a voicemail from the subject announcing he had been offered the job and credited both deputies with him getting the position. The subject thanked Deputy Beeson and Deputy Goings for their kindness in his time of need. Deputies Beeson and Goings truly went above and beyond their call of duty. They treated the subject with compassion and empathy, not just another call for service.

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