Deputy of the Year 2016 Harold Oliver
During the Black Hawk County Law Enforcement Association’s
annual Christmas Party, Sheriff Tony Thompson announced the 2016 Deputy of the
Year was Deputy Harold Oliver.
Deputy Oliver was recognized for his continuing positive
attitude, his upbeat approach to his duties, and his friendly demeanor. One of
his peers commented when nominating him, “Harold is genuinely one of the nicest
guys I know… both inside and outside of work. He always tells me to have a
great day, or to be safe out there. I can imagine if he’s this way with someone
he barely knows, it would be great to work along side him.”
Deputy Oliver is also being recognized in response to his
actions on May 12, 2016. At approximately 6:30am, while on his way to work, he
witnessed an incident near the Kwik Star on Franklin Street, Waterloo where
shots were fired. He calmly responded, securing his service weapon and engaging
the suspect, holding him at gun point and directing responding units to allow
for a quick and life-saving response for the victim of that shooting.
“Deputy Harold Oliver’s commitment to his fellow officer, the
public we serve, and his dedication to his duties in the Civil Division
certainly make him an outstanding choice for this year’s Deputy of the Year.
Deputy Oliver’s quick thinking and calm, tactical response
demonstrate his exceptional caliber as an officer and represents the very
highest of standards in the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office” says Sheriff
Deputy Oliver is assigned to the 1st shift Civil Division and arrangements can be made for interview upon request.