SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, US NAVY PRESENTS ECSO SGT WITH PATRIOT AWARD.
"Sergeant Helped Family of Reserve Member during 1-Year Deployment"
West Seneca, NY – in a ceremony on March 28 at the Harvey D. Morin Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 965 in West Seneca, Erie County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Sergeant Brian King was recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Navy Reserve as a Patriotic Employer. Sgt. King aided Corrections Officer Matthew Foster, an enlisted member of the United States Navy Reserve Coastal Riverine Squadron 8, and his family before and during Petty Officer Foster’s one-year overseas deployment. Sgt. King assisted Petty Officer Foster in navigating the necessary pre-deployment paperwork and once deployed Sgt. King organized drives to purchase items for P.O. Foster’s wife and two children as well as maintain their home during his deployment. And during the recent wind storm Sgt. King collected donations to purchase and install a generator at the Foster home. For Sgt. King’s efforts, the Office of the Secretary of Defense recognized Brian King as a Patriotic Employer for his contributions to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve forces. The honor was presented to Sgt. King by Petty Officer Matthew Foster and members of his naval reserve unit as well as Sheriff Timothy Howard and several members of the Jail Management Division.