I would like to take a few moments and send a big shout out to everyone who helped on Thursday August 26th with the search and rescue effort to locate Roger Franzen. Special thanks to the Franzen family, my Deputies and staff, the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Game and Parks, Sidney Police Department, Emergency Management, Dalton Fire Department, Gurley Fire Department, Lodgepole Fire Department, Panhandle News Channel, Regional West Ambulance Service, all of the friends and neighbors who came out in their pickups, ATV's and UTV's and helped with the search. Thanks Emergency Management for the water and Gatorade. Thanks Gurley Fire Department for the sandwiches, chips and apples. Forgive me if I forgot anyone, there were so many who helped us with this operation. I saw a lot of amazing and caring people unified in a common cause, to locate and help a missing neighbor. Praise be to God that we were able to find Roger safe and in good health. And thank you everyone for your prayers today, for they were answered. God bless each and every one of you. It is very humbling to me to see the outpouring of love and support for someone in need. We are truly blessed to live where we do.
Please join us in welcoming Deputy Noah Nelson to the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office. Noah started with the Sheriff's Office in October of 2020 as a Cheyenne County Deputy Jailer and then accepted a position as a Cheyenne County Deputy Sheriff in January of 2021. Noah worked with senior Cheyenne County Deputies in a Field Training Program prior to heading to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center to complete months of extensive Law Enforcement training. Noah graduated today as part of the 208th Basic Recruit class and is now a certified Law Enforcement Officer. Although today is Noah's first day as a Certified Law Enforcement officer, he has already been involved in numerous critical incidents during his field training and has proven that he will be a valuable member of our team.
Congratulations Deputy Nelson!
Thank you for your willingness to serve and protect the citizens of Cheyenne County!
Congratulations on your retirement Mary Kay Whalen! Mary Kay has served as assistant office manager, and then as office manager, for the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office for the past 7 years. Mary Kay was honored by Sheriff Frerichs, Cheyenne County Employees, friends and family at a retirement ceremony on Friday, May 7th, 2021, at the Cheyenne County Courthouse.
Thank you for our service to Cheyenne County and thank you for the memories! Best of luck in your next adventure!
Michelle Secrest (Right) has been promoted from assistant office manager to office manager for the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office. Congratulations Michelle and thank you for your continued service!
Welcome to the Sheriff's Office Tanasia Uhrig! (Left) Tanasia will be working with Michelle, helping with the day to day operations of the Sheriff's Office as assistant office manager and we are excited to have Tanasia as part of our team!
Corporal Jeremiah Prusha, Cheyenne County Deputy Jailer, was honored with a Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office Lifesaver Award for actions that helped save the life of an inmate that had intentionally injured himself. The award was presented by Sheriff Adam Frerichs and Captain Tim Herrera. Congratulations Corporal Prusha and thank you for your service to Cheyenne County.
From the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, Cheyenne County Employees, and all the Citizens of Cheyenne County, we thank you for your years of dedicated service! Nathan Morgan has proudly served as a Deputy Jailer for the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office for the last 16 years.
Working with Nathan was always an adventure and his smile and positive attitude created a better work environment for everyone around him. Nathan is simply unreplaceable and he will be deeply missed. We all wish you the best of luck on your next adventure.