RECOGNITIONS

LETTERS OF COMMENDATION

Left to Right: Chief Craig Bangert, Office Nate Hedrick and Officer Jesse Schmillen

LETTER OF COMMENDATION

Awarded to Officer Jesse Schmillen and Officer Nate Hedrick for services set forth in the following Citation:

In recognition of professionalism, discretion and proper judgement displayed on January 26, 2019.  At approximately 1:27AM this date, in response to an emergency dispatch for assistance, Officers Schmillen and Hedrick responded to a report of a burglary in-progress in Williamsville. The terrified woman who called 911 told dispatchers a man she doesn’t know had broken a window and entered her residence. She had gathered her 12-year-old daughter and was hiding in a bedroom, holding the door shut as the man was attempting to open it. Both officers made an emergency response and a covert approach, arriving first on-scene. Upon arrival, they observed a broken window. Officers Schmillen and Hedrick used proper cover and concealment tactics and communicated effectively while conducting a room clearing search. Officers located the suspect matching the description provided by dispatchers in the kitchen area. They engaged him with verbal commands at gunpoint and Taser. The suspect was apprehended without incident and turned over to Sheriff’s deputies upon arrival. Their response to this critical incident demonstrated successful and professional completion of a police task. Officers Schmillen and Hedrick’s actions resulted in the quick apprehension of this criminal suspect which reflect great credit upon themselves and the community they serve. Presented at the February 19, 2019 Village Board of Trustees Meeting

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD & LETTERS OF COMMENDATION

Left to Right: Officer David Craven, Officer John Turasky and Deputy Chief Chris Fulscher


MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

 
Deputy Chief Chris Fulscher
For services set forth in the following citation
For meritorious service while serving as Deputy Chief of the Sherman Police Department from February 2016 to present. Deputy Chief Fulscher performed his duties in a highly efficient, exemplary and professional manner. He consistently manages tasks and completes all assignments. He organizes and schedules a variety of activities. He oversees or conducts all criminal investigations of the department, assigns follow up investigations, supervises daily patrol operations, serves as a field training officer, crime scene investigator and public information officer. He has recently secured a traffic safety mobilization grant through Illinois Department of Transportation. His efforts have certainly made an outstanding contribution to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department and to the safety of the citizens of Sherman. His leadership is reflected in the professional performance of the officers which has further enhanced the image of the department. The Sherman Police Department enjoy an outstanding reputation due in large part to Deputy Chief Fulscher's dedication. His professionalism and devotion to duty reflects great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Sherman Police Department.  


LETTERS OF COMMENDATION
Officer John Turasky and Officer David Craven
For services set forth in the following citation
In recognition of professionalism, discretion and proper judgement displayed on September 13, 2018.  At approximately 10:58PM this date, in response to an emergency dispatch for assistance, Officer Turasky and his assigned probationary officer David Craven responded to a report of a subject shot in the face at Riverside Park. A description of the suspect that had fled on foot toward the park exit was provided. Upon arriving on-scene, they observed the suspect running near the exit and both officers gave chase. Believing the suspect to be armed, Officers Turasky and Craven used proper cover and concealment tactics and communicated effectively by radio while in foot pursuit. Officers closed on the suspect as he attempted to scale a chain link fence and overwhelmed him with verbal commands and officer presence. At the time he was taken into custody at gunpoint, he was carrying a cell phone in his hand. The firearm used in the offense was tossed during the chase and later recovered. Their response to this critical incident demonstrated successful and professional completion of a police task in the face of hazardous personal safety conditions. Officers Turasky and Craven’s actions resulted in the quick apprehension of an armed and dangerous suspect which reflect great credit upon themselves and the community they serve.

LETTER OF APPRECIATION

 Left to Right: Chief Craig Bangert, Marilyn Sebring, Mike Sebring and Mayor Trevor J. Clatfelter.


LETTER OF APPRECIATION
Mike and Marilyn Sebring
For services set forth in the following citation
In recognition of the above-mentioned individuals, for their actions in reporting suspicious activity observed on August 20, 2018.  At approximately 9:25AM this date, you observed a person in a remote, tall grassy area behind your residence in Sherman. You called police to come check on the welfare as you were uncertain if it was a homeless person that had stayed overnight or someone who may have walked off from the nursing home. Both you and your spouse assisted police in follow up calls to find the exact location. Your actions to call for police response resulted in locating an elderly woman whom had walked away from her area apartment, had fallen in the tall wet grass and was unable to get up. Police requested the Fire Department and an ambulance respond to the scene. The woman was soaked from lying in the wet and muddy grass and appeared confused. She was transported to a Springfield hospital for treatment. By calling police, you likely prevented a more serious medical emergency or death due to exposure had it not been observed and reported. Your willingness to help in a time of need reflects great credit upon yourselves and our community.   

LETTER OF APPRECIATION

Left to Right: Chief Craig Bangert, Sandra Walters and Mayor Trevor J. Clatfelter

LETTER OF APPRECIATION
Sandra Walters
For services set forth in the following citation
In recognition of the above-mentioned individual, for her actions in recognition of suspicious activity observed on September 13, 2018. At approximately 8:47AM this date, you observed two subjects walking in the area of First & Meredith streets in Sherman. The subjects were attempting to flag down passing motorist claiming they had car trouble. Due to their appearance or as a result of your instincts, you called for police assistance. Your actions to call for police response resulted in the quick apprehension of two fugitives wanted for Escape from Custody from an Alabama Sheriff’s work detail and the recovery of a stolen vehicle they abandon nearby. Additionally, your timely call to police likely prevented an additional crime, i.e. carjacking or stolen vehicle offense in furtherance of their escape. Your willingness to help in a time of need reflects great credit upon yourself and our community.    

 

Sherman Police Department Receives ILEAS Preparedness Award

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The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) has awarded the Sherman Police Department a certificate of completion in recognition of superior planning and preparedness by a law enforcement agency to defend against disaster and emergencies.

Participation in the ILEAS Agency Preparedness Program is voluntary. ILEAS encourages member agencies to participate in the program to enhance their readiness to respond, request and accept mutual aid resources, and to maintain operations at the emergency site in the event of a local or multi-jurisdictional disaster. Sixteen objectives must be met by an agency for certification.


COMMENDATIONS
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Sgt. Aaron Entringer receives Lifesaving Commendation on July 19, 2016

For lifesaving action taken on June 20, 2016, resulting in saving or sustaining a human life. On this date, Sergeant Entringer responded to a single vehicle roll-over accident in which 1st Responders on-scene reported 3 injured patients including a 6-year-old child that had been ejected from the vehicle.

Sergeant Entringer is a licensed EMT-Paramedic with years of previous full-time experience. Due to limited medical assistance on-scene at the time, he went directly to the traumatically injured child providing emergency medical care. While enroute to the hospital trauma center Sergeant Entringer continued patient care and then transferred care to the hospital trauma team upon their arrival at the hospital. The child immediately was taken to surgery due to the severity of her skull fractures and head injury.

Neurosurgeons subsequently reported the child’s chance for a full recovery was due to their ability to operate so quickly. Sergeant Entringer, working with others on-scene and throughout transport to the hospital, provided direct medical care and most certainly contributed to the survivability of the traumatic injuries to the child. By his exceptional professional ability, his personal initiative, and dedication to duty, Sergeant Entringer reflected great credit upon himself, the police department, and the community he serves.    

Sgt. Aaron Entringer and Chief Craig Bangert
Sgt. Aaron Entringer receives Lifesaving Commendation on March 21, 2017

For lifesaving action taken on February 18, 2017, resulting in saving or sustaining a human life. On this date, Sergeant Entringer responded for a 64 year old woman who had accidentally cut the left wrist on a broken instrument in her kitchen while cooking. She was able to call 911 and reported that blood was pouring out of the wound. Sergeant Entringer responded to assist with the emergency. Upon his arrival, he assessed the woman had lost “pints of blood”. He attempted to stabilize the bleeding with direct pressure and elevation, but quickly determined the bleeding was arterial. Believing the woman to be entering a state of shock, Sergeant Entringer deployed a combat tourniquet which stopped the bleeding prior to EMS arrival. It was later confirmed the woman had cut her radial artery, two tendons and a nerve to her thumb. The treating Emergency Room physician directly contributed the woman’s survival to the quick action and application of the tourniquet by Sergeant Entringer. Sergeant Entringer provided direct medical care and most certainly contributed to the survivability of the traumatic injury. By his exceptional professional ability, his personal initiative, and dedication to duty, Sergeant Entringer reflected great credit upon himself, the police department, and the community he serves.