BRADENTON – Deputy John Moore was on patrol, when he observed a vehicle backed into a desolate wooded area with two rubber hoses running from the tailpipe into the rear windows of the vehicle and towels sealing the window openings. Inside the car, a man was attempting to take his own life. He acted quickly and was able to pull the man from the car before a tragedy could ensue. Celeste Besel organized a last-minute drive among MCSO employees to provide gifts for a family in need at Christmas, after all of the local programs were tapped. They are the MCSO Deputy and Employee of the month.
|Manatee County Sherrif W. Brad Steube|
On October 24, 2012, Deputy Moore was patrolling in the Panther Ridge area, when he observed a vehicle backed into a desolate wooded area with two rubber hoses running from the tailpipe into the rear windows of the vehicle and towels sealing the window openings. Deputy Moore found a man alert, but obviously affected by the poisonous fumes. Shortly after removing the man from the car, 911 received a call of a suicidal man, but there were no details on the man’s location and the call had been delayed by routing through Sarasota County. The man was transported to the hospital and reported to be in good condition.
Due to his diligent patrol activity and keen observations, a tragedy was avoided, for which Deputy John Moore is awarded Deputy of the Month for January 2013.
Just days before Christmas, two co-workers came to Celeste Besel’s office asking for gifts for children they knew would not have any. All of the local civic and social organizations had finished their Christmas programs and had nothing left to give on the short notice. Celeste sprang into action, posting signs and asking for donations. Literally “passing the hat,” Celeste would explain the circumstances and then hold out her elf hat, hoping for a donation. Our MSO employees showed compassion and generosity to provide for the family – clothing, toys, linens, food and toiletries – enough to fill the once empty space under their Christmas tree.
For her actions that went above and beyond to ensure a happy home for a needy family during the holidays, Celeste Besel is awarded Employee of the Month for January 2013.
Congratulations to both Deputy Moore and Celeste Besel!
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