September 30, 2012
Dispatchers Jennifer Rose and Bill Gehl were recognized by the Sheriff’s Office for “ a job very well done” due to the critical role they played in the successful apprehension of residential burglary suspects. The incident occurred in Saratoga on 9/30/2012. Dispatcher Rose created the in-progress call within 26 seconds and kept the juvenile caller on the line obtaining more information about the suspects. Dispatcher Gehl assigned units in 9 seconds and Sheriff deputies were on scene in 2 minutes and 34 seconds from the time the caller dialed 9-1-1. Dispatcher Gehl provided additional, timely information that directed deputies toward the location of one suspect who was trying to escape through a backyard. Teamwork in action!
July 7, 2012
Dispatchers Pedro Yanez and Manik Gonzalez were recognized for their role in contributing to the successful apprehension of a suspect after initiating a Sheriff dispatch to an afterhours alarm at a local Cupertino high school.
June 30, 2012:
Shooting on Higuera Highland resulting in two victims being transported to local hospitals for gunshot wounds and one victim being transported for stab wounds. Dispatcher Shellie Vandegraaf received a commendation from the Sheriff’s Office for her professionalism while processing a 9-1-1 call during which she “provided critical information to the caller which may have preserved the lives of the two surviving gun shot victims.”