Volunteer of the Year

Lee Willard (second from left), a Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Volunteer on Patrol, is honored  by station Capt. Don Weber (second from right) and other deputies Thursday as the Volunteer of the Year.

LANCASTER  — Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Volunteer on Patrol Lee Willard received the Volunteer of the Year award at Thursday’s 11th annual Volunteer Pinning Ceremony,

Willard has been with the station’s Volunteer On Patrol program for more than 11 years. He serves as a volunteer training mentor.

“He is one of the most dedicated and active volunteers at our station,” Volunteer Coordinator Deputy Deciga said.

Deciga added Willard ensures everyone shows up on time and that every position is filled, often times filling the spot himself. Willard’s can-do attitude is contagious and he has earned the respect of volunteers and deputies alike.

“Mr. Willard has become more than a volunteer at  station, he is a role model for other volunteers and a trusted partner,” the deputy said.

“I wanted to help keep our community safe. The best way I can do that is by helping our local sheriff’s with extra eyes and ears in the community,” Willard said.

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