Submitted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr. is pleased to announce the promotion of Corrections Officer Richard Geirlach, Corrections Officer Robert Kenyon, Deputy Sheriff George Love, Corrections Officer Timothy Pfleger, Corrections Officer Timothy Reidy, and Corrections Officer Nora Wilson to the rank of sergeant.
Sgt. Richard Geirlach began his career in the Corrections Division in 2005. He graduated correctional officer training in 2006 and held positions including classification officer, external transport officer and maintenance officer.
Sgt. Geirlach received the Sheriff's Distinguished Service Award in 2011 when he discovered a fire in the jail laundry room. He alerted staff and fought the fire until it was extinguished. He also received the Sheriff's Accommodation Award in 2014 for volunteering his time for high school training demonstrations.
Sgt. Geirlach was a Reserve Deputy from 2002-07, where he was a training officer, communication officer, quartermaster, and eventually promoted to sergeant.
Sgt. Robert Kenyon began his career in the Corrections Division in 1996. He graduated correctional officer training in 1996 and earned the Top Scholastic Achievement Award at his graduation. He held positions including central control officer, maintenance officer, booking officer, classification officer and field training officer.
Sgt. Kenyon assisted and participated in the Lake County ESDA and Reserve Deputy Units from 1987-2003.
Sgt. George Love began his career in the Corrections Division in 1997. In 2001, he became a deputy sheriff, and in 2003 he became a field training officer for the Highway Patrol Division.
Sgt. Love received SWAT training from the FBI academy in 2005 and was a member of the tactical response and negotiation team. In 2007, Sgt. Love and his team were faced with an unfortunate incident that turned into a violent encounter with the offender. Actions taken by Sgt. Love and his team became necessary for the protection of life.
In 2007, Sgt. Love received the Medal of Valor for his heroic actions. In 2013, he was a class supervisor for the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage for the basic academy class for new recruits. He was commended for his professionalism, dedication, and commitment in ensuring the success of the class.
Sgt. Timothy Pfleger began his career in the Corrections Division in 1991. He graduated correctional officer training in 1991 and held positions including booking officer and external transport. In 2003, he was selected as one of the founding members of the Correctional Response Team and was named the executive officer in 2006.
Sgt. Pfleger obtained the training coordinator position in 2011 and develops and implements training to correction officers and deputies. Sgt. Pfleger is also a firearms instructor. In 2013, Sgt. Pfleger became a crisis intervention officer and received training at the FBI academy in special weapons and tactics.
Sgt. Timothy Reidy began his career in the Corrections Division in 1997. He graduated correctional officer training in 1997 and held positions including jail reception, booking officer, central control operator and external transport.
Sgt. Reidy is a field training officer and a former member of the CRT. He is a certified defensive tactics instructor and is a graduate of Herzing University with a degree in public safety.
Sgt. Nora Wilson began her career in the Corrections Division in 1995. She graduated correctional officer training in 1996 and held positions including central control operator, booking officer, classification officer, and jail reception.
In 2005, after witnessing the high number of youth returning to the jail, she became a mentor for Big Brother, Big Sisters of Lake County. She also hosted recruits from the Great Lakes Naval Academy who could not go home for the holidays. Sgt. Wilson volunteers to participate in job fairs, administer the physical agility tests for potential new hires, and the Lake County Fair.
A promotion ceremony was held Monday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Lake County Court Complex.
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