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class pictureTo introduce our 20 newest deputies, we asked them to share a little bit about themselves and a story about another teammate living up to the NSO values – integrity in all things, respect at all times, duty without prejudice, pride without ego, and team before self.

Read their responses to get to know our newest deputies! Special thanks to Deputy Driesslein for taking the photos at the graduation and Deputy Kline for broadcasting the graduation on Facebook Live. Check our Facebook page to see the entire graduation video

Name: Deputy C. Boyd
Childhood dream: To work in law enforcement. 
Greatest Accomplishment: Getting hired at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: M. Deputy C. Williams-Valentine and Deputy K. Wilkins have been mentors to me. Cpl. Meacom also helped me with a lot of hands on work, and also lived up to the NSO values.

Name: Deputy A. Chatman
Childhood dream: First a teacher, but then, a police officer.
Greatest Accomplishment: I’m proud to be a mother, and one of my greatest accomplishments is beginning my career in law enforcement. I’m also proud of being able to overcome obstacles in my life from the passing of my two parents, and moving forward in life without the passing of my parents holding me back.
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: Sgt. Williams was my role model, and mentor as a recruit in the jail. She has always been honest with me, and told me when I was right or wrong. When I first got to
the jail, she and Deputy Lewis walked me step by step through the job as a deputy, and what I’m supposed to be doing every day. They made me feel comfortable, and at home. Whenever I’m confused about something, I can call on either one of them, and they will show me the right way to do it.

Name: Deputy E. Daniels 
Childhood dream: To be a detective 
Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating and completing my U.S. Navy contract of four years.
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: While in the jail, I witnessed an incident where there was an elderly inmate in a block experiencing difficulties coping to the block. He suffered from pain and memory
loss. Deputy C. Brown and Cpl. Knighton made the decision to move him to a block more suitable for his medical impairment.

Name: Deputy G. Eddins
Childhood dream:To be in law enforcement 
Greatest Accomplishment: When I became an uncle on July 25, 2015.
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: Cpl. Wilson has demonstrated all of our values because he took the time to catch me up on my training in my FTO folder. Cpl. Wilson put me before himself by taking
his time to sit down with me one on one. Cpl. Wilson is very respectful at all times with anyone he works with.

Name: Deputy A. Gaskins
Childhood dream: As a child, I wanted to be a football player. As I got older, I needed something that fit more of my “never give up” personality, and law enforcement was it. 
Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating high school and making my parents proud of me. 
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: I can recall a time when an inmate was yelling, and complaining about a situation. Deputy Brooks from A-Team came and diffused the situation really quickly. His demeanor, and respect for the inmate was very professional, and the inmate calmed down and even apologized afterward.

Name: Deputy J. Goyette
Greatest Accomplishment: Making it in the pro ranks in MMA
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: My FTO always did the right things and kept his word. He was also very respectful of all staff and inmates. He is the type of deputy I want to be like in the NSO profession. He was realistic with problem solving.

Name: Deputy S. Hill 
Childhood dream: To be a chef
Greatest Accomplishment: Getting through the NSO academy
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: Cpl. Wilson and Deputy Moore live up to the NSO values. I enjoy the fact that they take the time to show you the right way to do your job, and they are always
encouraging. I really enjoy the speeches that Deputy Moore gives during cell inspections. M. Deputy Jamison was a great FTO that taught me so much when I arrived at the jail. I really appreciate these three deputies.

Name: Deputy L. James 
Childhood dream: To be a professional basketball player
Greatest Accomplishment: I am most proud of my two kids.
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: I can say I don’t just have one thing, but that the whole D-Team shows these values every day.

Name: Deputy M. Johnson 
Childhood dream: A doctor, but I’m enjoying this field, and I’ll see where it takes me. 
Greatest Accomplishment: Getting hired at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, while still attending Old Dominion University
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: I was working inside the jail on the 6th floor with M. Deputy Jamison, when an inmate found out that his mother had died. He was having a breakdown, and M. Deputy Jamison pulled the guy out of the block to speak with him. He was kind, courteous, and respectful. The inmate felt a lot better, and returned to his block with a smile. He showed me even if they are inmates, they are human. Theymneed to be treated as such, which we need more of.

Name: Deputy L. Lackey 
Childhood dream: I wanted to follow my uncle’s footsteps, so I joined the U.S. Navy.
Greatest Accomplishment: I’m very proud of my two boys, serving my country, and retiring from the Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. 
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: Cpl. Cleek my role model and mentor. The first thing he taught me was to always show respect. Inmates would tell me if I wanted to make it in jail, listen to what Cpl. Cleek is teaching. He is well respected by staff and inmates. Team before self - he’s right there on the floor getting down and dirty. He is very hands on.

Name: Deputy O. Theophilus
Childhood dream: To be a medical practitioner 
Greatest Accomplishment: Achieving my bachelor’s degree and postgraduate degree. 
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: Deputy Cassell is living up to the NSO values. This is a man that has made me appreciate this job. A couple of times I worked with him, he has extreme enthusiasm and passion for jail work. The way he does his work, his interpersonal relationships with staff, and inmates. Several times, I have worked with him, he will impact one or two things about jail policies, inmate policies, and what other deputies couldn’t take their time to teach. He’s the first to report to work in my team. His uniform is always tidy. He put his team before self when ERT is called. He tolerates criticism. I’m not trying to get sentimental about him; you can ask anyone in my team about Deputy Cassell.

Name: Deputy Y. Ramos
Childhood dream: To be a cop. I remember growing up playing cops and robbers with my siblings.
Greatest Accomplishment: My children. I am very proud of my 14 year old, and all that she has done. It shows that as a parent, I have done a good job raising her to be a good citizen. 
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: Cpl. Meacom has been my mentor since I first came on board and joined the NSO family on Oct. 21, 2017. She always takes time to properly train and answer questions. When and if she is busy, she never forgets to get back with me. What I like the most about her is she allows me to shadow her and takes me under her wing.

Name: Deputy A. Rivera
Childhood dream: To be a firefighter. Growing up, I found pleasure in helping others. After having children, I took an interest in serving the community, to do my part to help make the place where my children live and play safe. 
Greatest Accomplishment: I feel that one of my greatest accomplishments is still in the process of being completed. Teaching my children values like to appreciate everything they are blessed to have, and that nothing will ever come to them that they don’t work hard for. That if it was easy, everyone would be able to do it.
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: Cpl. Wilson and Deputy Moore stand out among some of the greatest deputies I’ve had the pleasure of serving with. I feel that they instill the NSO values and are people I think very highly of. I can only hope to become as professional as they are when performing everyday tasks. They go above and beyond the NSO standards.

Name: Deputy D. White 
Childhood dream: To be a soldier and police officer.
Greatest Accomplishment: Hands down, it’s the birth of my daughter.
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: It’s hard to pinpoint one deputy when the entire training staff shows us daily what it’s like to be outstanding people as well as deputies. If I had to choose, I’d pick
my standout deputy as Capt. Ward, who is my mentor. No matter the situation, he has always pushed me, and my brothers and sisters to never quit, and never settle for less than what’s expected. The proof is in all the deputies he’s trained and become family to.

Name: Deputy R. Summerlin 
Childhood dream: To be a graphic designer or building architect 
Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating Basic Training and AIT for the Army

Name: Deputy S.Gaffney 
Childhood dream: To be a lawyer, then in forensics, so it was only natural to want to be in law enforcement. 
Greatest Accomplishment: My family. My five boys. I’m proud of the fact that I can be a positive role model to my children, showing them that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to, and they can be a positive role model no matter what.

Name: Deputy A. Zambrana
Childhood dream: To be a successful businessman
Greatest Accomplishment: Joining the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office

Name: Deputy B. Wessels 
Childhood dream: To be a police officer.
Greatest Accomplishment: Moving out of New York, starting a career in law enforcement, graduating with two degrees, and advanced diploma.

Name: Deputy W. Moss 
Childhood dream: To be a police officer.
Greatest Accomplishment: My daughter and my dream car.
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: Deputy Campbell. Every day, he is fair to everyone and anyone all of the time.

Name: Deputy D. Duke 
Childhood dream: To be a professional athlete.
Greatest Accomplishment: Getting married to my wife.
Story about another deputy living out NSO values: I believe Deputy Cooley shows that he lives up to the NSO values. I don’t have a specific situation, but each and every day he puts forth his best effort and shows an unbelievable amount of passion.

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Sheriff J. Baron
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Deputy L. Bateman
Corporal M. Bibbins
Master Deputy D. Boyles
Deputy D. Brown
Deputy A. Burchette
Deputy A. Bussler
Deputy N. Bussler
Court Scanner J. Cherry
Lieutenant S. Cleek
Deputy M. DeHollander
Master Deputy J. Drowns
Civilian J. Dunn
Sergeant J. Eagle
Civilian M. English
Deputy D. Frye
Deputy B. Hall
Deputy A. Hardy
Civilian D. Hartsog
Deputy Recruit D. Hudson
Deputy Recruit M. Johnson
Deputy J. Johnson
Sergeant N. Keisel
Deputy W. Kidd
Deputy J. McCommack
Deputy J. Newnam
Master Deputy A. Nixon
Sergeant J. Noggle
Civilian W. Provance
Civilian K. Rantanen
Master Deputy R. Thompson
Deputy G. Tweed
Corporal S. Valencia
Civilian D. Walton
Sergeant H. Wilson
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