Thanks to Top Cops

Published 6:19 pm Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Our Nov. 13 edition featured a story with two members of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office who were honored by the Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Lines on Oct. 12.

Maj. Ron Montgomery was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Master Deputy Shawn Kekoa-Dearhart was the Top Cop honoree from York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Montgomery’s nearly 45-year-long career has seen him rise through the ranks of the sheriff’s office, doing the jobs of investigator, captain of investigations, major and chief deputy. He has seen the department through numerous investigations and projects, and he’s hoping to stick around long enough for one more — the construction of the new building that will house the Sheriff’s Office.

Kekoa-Dearhart has been with the agency for a little more than 12 years and has served as assistant team leader for the crisis negotiations team, served as an instructor on numerous topics including arrest techniques, teaches teens about the dangers of drunken and distracted driving and serves as a rape aggression defense instructor — all vital topics in today’s world.

We thank Montgomery and Kekoa-Dearhart for their service and extend a hearty congratulations on their awards.