Deputy of the Year
First presented in 1977, this award recognizes one deputy sheriff each year for an act of exceptional valor and heroism, above and beyond the normal call of duty, in the previous calendar year.
The 2021 Deputy of the Year Award was presented to Broome County Dep. Emily Zielewicz at an awards ceremony in Albany. She is picture here with Chenango County Sheriff, and chairman of the NYS Sheriffs’ Association executive committee, Ernest Cutting (left) and longtime Broome County Sheriff David Harder (right).