Vinson was nominated for being highly supportive of Guard & Reserve members by MA1 Michael Scaringello (with MSRON10 in the Navy Reserve, St. Charles).
In his write-up for the award, Scaringello wrote, “While deployed to a combat theater, Capt. Vinson communicated with myself and family to ensure things were taken care of at home. His emails helped keep me grounded and feel assured that my family was taken care of. Thank you!”
During the ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, Capt. Vinson was surprised by the award.
Upon receiving it he said, “I appreciate it! This has definitely been a team effort. Mike is a good employee, and has been for a long time. We’re very glad to have him back!”
While there, our local Area Chair Richard Willis had the honor of receiving a Sheriff’s Office coin from Chief Deputy Col. Brashear.
The Sheriff’s Office intends to sign an ESGR Statement of Support at an upcoming separate ceremony.