Madera County Sheriff John Anderson announced Tuesday, May 14 that two members of the Madera County Sheriffs Office have been selected, by their peers, as employees of the year. They were chosen for their dedication and service to the sheriffs office and the citizens of Madera County in 2012.
Deputy Sheriff Richard Gonzales was named Deputy of the Year. It is the second time Gonzales has been recognized for his outstanding performance. Gonzales patrols the foothill communities of Eastern Madera County.
Community Service Officer Jo Ann Evans has been named Civilian of the Year. This newly established honor was spearheaded by Anderson who believes it is time for civilian employees to be recognized for their great efforts as well.
Evans, recently named Coordinator of the Year, works out of the sheriffs Oakhurst substation. She is coordinator for both the Explorers Program and the Citizens on Patrol Unit. She also operates the sheriffs Live Scan Unit.