Guerry Awards Given Out
Eleven members of Santa Barbara law enforcement agencies received Guerry Awards for their exemplary service this year. The recognition is named for H. Thomas Guerry, a police detective killed on duty in 1970. Here are the names and agencies of those who were honored during a ceremony on 5/22: Sheriff’s Department – Senior Deputy Christopher Gotschall and Lt. Bob Mott; UC Santa Barbara PD – Officer Ryan Smith and Cpl. Matt Sterns; Santa Barbara PD – Officer Keld Hove and Officer Douglas Klug; Lompoc PD – Sgt. Charles Strange; Santa Maria PD – Det. Michael Parker; CHP – Officer Isaac Clocherty; District Attorney’s Office – Senior Deputy DA Ann Bramsen; Probation Dept. – Senior Deputy Probation Officer Todd Malesich.