Photo courtesy of Shawn Addley
Shawn Addley has been working for the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office since Jan. 1, 2005. In the years during his service, he has done much good for Carbon County and, in September, was recognized by the Utah Sheriff’s Association as Deputy of the Year for 2015, making him the first deputy from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office to receive this honor.
“He’s outstanding,” expressed Carbon County Sheriff Jeff Wood.
Wood also praised Addley for an incident when, while driving through a neighborhood in South Price, he noticed a parked car which he felt he should go back and investigate. Upon further investigation, Addley found a father and son inside overcome by carbon dioxide. Addley rescued the father and son and, in essence, saved their lives.
“That’s the kind of guy Shawn Addley is,” Wood explained. “His work ethic is amazing. He’s an example of what our local law enforcement represents.”
Addley, a Price native, admitted that he wasn’t expecting to be chosen among the others nominated for the award. “It’s good to know the hard work and dedication you put in your job is seen by others,” Addley said. He also expressed gratitude to his wife, Stacey, and many co-workers notably Carbon County Sheriff Jeff Wood, Price City Police Captain Bill Barnes and other mentors and fellow workers.
In talking about his service, Addley explained how he enjoys not fully knowing what each day will have in store for him.
“The high points are being able to help people who can’t help themselves,” he expressed.