SCPD SENIOR CRIME SCENE ANALYST ZAC CHWIRKA RETIRES AFTER 33 YEARS OF SERVICE
Senior Crime Scene Analyst Zac Chwirka, an icon with the Sioux City Police Department, served for thirty-three years, processing crime scenes, collecting evidence, maintaining a very large property room and providing crucial testimony in multiple high-profile criminal cases in Woodbury County and Federal courtrooms throughout his career. The Sioux City Police Department has a big set of shoes to try and fill. Pictured above is Zac with Sheriff Dave Drew, after presenting Zac with a plaque from the Sheriff's Office at his retirment coffee, showing our appreciation for the positive impact he made in our community. The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office wishes Zac and his family the best in his retirement.
DANBURY CATHOLIC PRESENTS BIKES DONATED BY SIOUX SALES OF SIOUX CITY
About a month ago, Sioux Sales of Sioux City was very generous in donating money for fourteen bikes that were purchased from the local Walmart Store on Singing Hills Blvd. in Sioux City. With the donation and the purchase of the bikes, the Sheriff's Office presented one girls and one boys bike to each of the seven rural school districts in Woodbury County. The decision as to who would receive the bikes at each school was left to the school administrators. Today, December 23rd, the Sheriff's Office received two very nice thank you cards from the two children that received bikes at Danbury Catholic. We have posted the thank you cards below. Again, thank you to everyone that helped make this a better Christmas for these children. God Bless.
WEST MIDDLE STUDENT COUNCIL DONATES STUFFED ANIMALS
On Thursday, December 11th, West Middle School teacher Mrs. Kerri Johnson (not pictured), Kaylyne Patterson (pictured left), and Brooke Larson (pictured right) stopped by the Sheriff's Office to drop off over 350 stuffed animals to Sheriff Drew. The West Middle School Student Council collected the stuffed animals during Red Ribbon Week back in October. Kaylyne and Brooke are both in the 8th grade and are members of the student council. The Sheriff's Office shrink wraps the toys and issues them to patrol deputies. During the course of the deputies duties, there are times when they come across age appropriate children that are involved in traumatic situations. Deputies will give a stuffed animal to the child to help comfort them. Thank you West Middle School Student Council for helping the Sheriff's Office make a child's life a little brighter during an unfortunate situation.
WOODBURY COUNTY "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER" FINALE
On December 2nd, Sheriff Dave Drew stopped by the June E. Nylen Cancer Center to drop off the Woodbury County donations that were collected for No Shave November. This was the second annual No Shave November at the Sheriff's Office and the first for all of the county offices and departments. Sheriff Drew had issued a challenge to the rest of the county offices and departments on the first of November. It was a huge help when the other offices and departments got involved. As a county, we collected $2,005.00 for the Cancer Center. Pictured above is the Cancer Center Director, Karen Van De Steeg, accepting the donations from Sheriff Drew. Thank you to everyone that participated. God Bless.
Pictured on the first floor of the Woodbury County Courthouse are just a few of the county employees that donated $30.00 to participate in No Shave November. The men were allowed to grow beards and the women were allowed to wear jeans to work for the month. County employees collected $2,005.00 which was donated to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center. The Sheriff's office would like to thank all of the county employees that participated. God Bless everyone for giving during the holiday season.
SIOUX SALES DONATES FOURTEEN BIKES TO SEVEN WOODBURY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Thank you Kurt and Brad Bornholtz from Sioux Sales. They just made fourteen children a lot happier this Christmas. Curt and Brad donated enough money to purchase fourteen new bikes from Walmart. The bikes were delivered by the Sheriff's Office to each of the seven rural school districts in Woodbury County. Each district will choose a girl and boy to receive a bike. It's generosity like this that makes the holidays a wonderful time. God Bless.