QA’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice holds open house

Record Observer - - News - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­times.com

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!”

PHO­TOS BY HAN­NAH COMBS

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.

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