Sheriff Jay Varney announced that Detective Adam McEwen has been selected to be the 2016 Deputy of the Year.
McEwen is currently serving as the ag crimes detective, was hired in 2002 and worked as a patrol deputy; he was promoted to a field training officer in 2006, where he worked until his promoted to ag crimes detective in 2011.
“Adam is always working great cases and sending out excellent information” said Operations Commander Tyson Pogue, “the sheriff was just mentioning how any time Detective McEwen sends out a bulletin in email, he always reads it because he knows it will be valuable information.”
Pogue also mentioned two notable cases Detective McEwen solved. One was a 2013 case involving a $50,000 loss from two elderly Madera County victims; McEwen worked with Fresno SO Detectives to solve the case, the suspect was arrested and pled guilty even before a Preliminary Hearing due to the quality of work done.
Another case was very recent, it resulted in five suspects being arrested for possession of stolen firearms, stolen ATVs, a trailer, and horse equipment; several suspects in this case have already pled guilty due to the quality of the investigation.
“I thoroughly enjoy working in a community where the good citizens support their law enforcement agency and are willing to help out any way they can,” McEwen said. “It makes me work harder. I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.”
Madera County Sheriff’s Office