Sheriff’s Deputies Recognized For Saving Lives


Winnebago   County Sheriff's Office

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Information: Sheriff’s Deputies recognized for   saving lives



Date: 02-09-2015


Time: 15:00


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Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana is honoring 16 sheriff’s deputies who have successfully administered the medication narcan to help revive individuals who overdosed on heroin in recent months.


The deputies include Ken Austin, Angie Tetzlaff-Cavazos, Tim Griesman, Trent Ostergard, Luke Wagner, Mario Rutiaga, Fred Jones, Gabe Eiten, Cole Henert, James Abate, Ron James, Brooke Engberg, Stan Metzler, Tom Morrison, Steve Martellaro, and Troy Zellman.


Sheriff’s deputies underwent narcan training last year to address the community’s heroin epidemic. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department has also provided narcan training to all other law enforcement agencies in the area.


For more information: Contact Ken DeCoster 815-319-6068 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it







: Sheriff

: Chief Deputy

: Deputy Chief of Detective Bureau

: Deputy Chief of Patrol Bureau

: Deputy Chief of Administrative Bureau

: Deputy Chief of Support Services

: Superintendent of Corrections

: Accreditation Manager

: Machesney Park Section Supervisor

: Forest Preserve Section Supervisor

: ESDA Section Director

: Patrol Roll Call Book

: Public Information Officer

: 1st Floor Bulletin Board

: Web Site Coordinator


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Sheriff Gary Caruana                          

Supervisor   Authorizing Release



Date: _02/09/15___   Time:   __1500 Hours___



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