(3-7-23) The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office held its Annual Awards Meeting & Breakfast this past Saturday, March 4th. The awards were given for 2022. The awards were handed out by Sheriff Jeff Grey.

Oakley and Grabow

Employee of the Year went to Corrections Officer Hannah Oakley and Civilian Employee of the Year to Nicole Grabow.

Porter, Williams and Heinl

Three other awards were given to members of the Sheriff’s Office, Corrections Officer of the Year Jason Porter, Dispatcher of the Year Rachel Williams and Deputy of the Year Rachel Heinl.

Years of Service:

  • Admin. Assistant Theresa Dellinger – 15 years of Service
  • Admin. Assistant Nicole Grabow – 15 years of Service
  • Dispatch Supervisor Stephanie Bledsoe – 10 years of Service
  • Deputy Scott Geis – 10 years of Service
  • Sergeant Robert Cupp – 5 years of Service
  • Deputy Kristen Nixon – 5 years of Service
  • Sergeant Nathan Post – 5 years of Service
  • Dispatch Supervisor Brieanna Vest – 5 years of Service

Safe Driving Awards:

  • Captain Martin Emerine – 20 years Safe Driving
  • Deputy Donald Sites – 5 years Safe Driving
  • Deputy Scott Geis – 5 years Safe Driving
  • Deputy Kristen Nixon – 5 years Safe Driving


Dispatcher Elizabeth Johnson, Sergeant Nathan Post, Deputy Lisa Meeker, Deputy Jason Porter, Deputy Lori Pease, Deputy Austin Prenger, Dispatch Supervisor Brieanna Vest, Dispatcher Alexis Metz, and Dispatcher Kaeleah Heyne

Certificate of Merit:

Detective Sergeant Chad Fortkamp, Deputy Douglas Wuebker, Deputy Chase Kuhlman, and Deputy Jacob Huber

Civilian Citations:

Supervisor Connie Kaiser, Cook/Custodians Kathy Giere, Betty Steinbrunner and Marie Stahl