DEPUTY OF THE YEAR 2020
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Deputy David “DJ” Barron was selected as 2020 Deputy of the Year.
Deputy Barron attended the police academy and graduated on September 28, 2001. He began his career with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on October 26, 2001 as a Dispatcher. On September 15, 2003, he was promoted to Deputy Sheriff in the road patrol division where he currently serves.
Deputy Barron had passion to be a K9 handler when he started and was able to achieve that goal. On May 5, 2009, Deputy Barron was assigned his first K9 partner Sig and they patrolled the streets and kept the community safe for years until he retired in January 8, 2018. Deputy Barron was able assigned a second K9 partner named Taz. Deputy Barron and Taz patrolled the street until Taz became ill and retired a few years later.
Deputy Barron then decided to take a different path and became a Field Training Officer with the office. His knowledge and experience has proven to be an asset in training our new deputies.
Deputy Barron is a great asset to this office and we are proud to have selected him as 2020 Deputy of the Year.
CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR 2020
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Sergeant Katie Solon was selected as 2020 Civilian of the Year.
Sergeant Solon started her career with the Marion Central Dispatch Center on November 9, 2015. She was then promoted to her current rank of Sergeant on July 23, 2017.
Sergeant Solon currently works first shift in the dispatch center, but often works hours on varying shifts. She is always willing to help out when needed no matter what time of day or night. She goes above and beyond to help the officers and her fellow employees. She works countless hours to ensure the dispatch center is fully staffed.
Sergeant Solon is a great asset to this office and we are proud to have selected her as 2020 Civilian of the Year.