QA’s County Sheriff’s Office holds open house
CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office welcomed guests to its annual open house Saturday, Oct. 14. Overcast skies didn’t keep from community members stopping by to visit and local first responders from participating in the second annual Back the Badge free lunch provided by Smoke Rattle and Roll.
Visitors practiced CPR with the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Medical Services, watched a demonstration with Deputy Michael Piasecki and K-9 Zora, and toured the offices while getting the opportunity to “work a crime scene” and dust for prints with Dfc. Jason Rickard in the Criminal Investigations unit. Earlier in the day, tours were given of the holding and lock up rooms, but those areas were later closed off when in use for an actual person being detained. Even during the open house, officers were hard at work protecting and serving the community.
Along with the open house, Smoke Rattle and Roll, brought its truck and offered complimentary lunches to first responders, part of the second annual Back the Badge event to offer support to local law enforcement, first responders and their families. Sixty orders were filled Saturday afternoon, said Roger L’Heureux with Smoke Rattle and Roll. L’Heureux said the business is proud to be able to give back and support those who give so selflessly of their time to serve the community.
Earlier Saturday, Back The Badge and Smoke Rattle and Roll held a golf tournament fundraiser to support Dfc. Scott Hogan — this year’s recipient of the Back the Badge sponsorship — who was wounded in the line of duty last year. “It is a great group of folks who came out early this morning to support a great cause. Thanks to everyone for their continued support of our agency and deputies,” said Sheriff Gary Hofmann, “I hear they even let Scott take a put where he sank it!”
Demonstration with Deputy Michael Piasecki and K-9 Zora.
Roxanne Johnson, left, and her brother Abraham try dusting a mug for fingerprints with the help of Dfc. Jason Rickard.
Golf Tournament at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course, Saturday, Oct. 14. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Dfc. Scott Hogan, the 2017 first responder recipient selected by Back the Badge.
Left, Justin Simpson with the Queen Anne’s County Department of EMS, gives some basic CPR instruction to Keira Corcoran (back) and Kamden Corcoran (front).
Sheriff Gary Hofmann and Josh Shonts, Smoke Rattle & Roll.
Lunch served up with a smile. Left, Owen Killian and Roger L’Heureux from Smoke Rattle & Roll provide lunch to first responders and law enforcement during the Sheriff’s Office open house, in conjunction with Back the Badge.
Roxanne Johnson gets fingerprinted for her mom, while brother Abraham looks on during the annual open house at the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.
Jackson Roach and mom Julianne at the Sheriff’s Office open house on Saturday, Oct. 14.