CLINTON COUNTY — Xenia native Joel Carman was named the 2016 Deputy of the Year by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.
Carman was one of several honored during a meeting and luncheon. The officer of the year awards are presented in honor of previous sheriff’s office employees who made a substantial impact in their respective divisions. The Deputy of the Year Award is in honor of the late Mick McCoy.
Carman began his career with the sheriff’s office in July 2011 as a special deputy after graduating from the Greene County Criminal Justice Academy. Carman was elevated to a full-time deputy in March 2012. His professionalism and friendly demeanor makes him a true asset to the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
Carman is a graduate of Xenia High School.
Communications Officer Mindi Stevens was named Dispatcher of the Year; and Corrections Officer William Muterspaw was selected as Corrections Officer of the Year.
“We are honored to have each of these officers as part of the sheriff’s office team,” said Clinton County Sheriff Ralph D. Fizer Jr. “Their character and dedication to the citizens of Clinton County have not gone unnoticed.”