The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office honored their own Tuesday at its annual employee appreciation and awards dinner at Langtree at Lake Norman.

The sheriff’s office has treated employees to dinner for four years, but this time Langtree picked up the bill as thanks for the department’s service.

The dinner is “a time to celebrate us as an agency and as a family,” Sheriff Darren Campbell said.

Campbell added that the best reason to organize the dinner was to recognize his staff.

The Plantation Stable Pavilion was decorated for Christmas. Sheriff’s office employees and their families filled the space as coworkers caught up, spouses met and children played.

“I think even for the little ones, it’s just good for morale,” Campbell said, pointing at kids chasing each other. “Like those running around. That’s what I want.”

Three officers earned life saving awards. Detective Christopher Lamberth put out a fire near an occupied car that rolled over. Detective Dallas Hicks and Sgt. Gina Cranford provided CPR for a student at Lake Norman High School.

Three other officers earned advanced law enforcement certificates.

“I, honestly, couldn’t do anything without the people,” Campbell said. “The family’s what makes it, and that’s what we want to do here.”

Awards

Detective Christopher Lamberth: Life Saving Award

Detective Dallas Hicks: Life Saving Award

Sergeant Gina Cranford: Life Saving Award

Deputy Brian Cashion: Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate

Deputy Reggie Allen: Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate

Detective Sergeant Jason Lowrance: Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate

John Kissinger: Individual Commendation – Detention

Deputy Adrian Foster: Individual Commendation – Enforcement

Ashlie Reavis: Individual Commendation – Civilian

Mooresville COPS Unit: Unit Commendation

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