Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Douglas J. McGrath

37 East Main Street
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 740-962-4044

2017 Law Enforcement Award and Recognition Banquet



On December 05, 2017, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office hosted it’s Annual Law Enforcement Awards/Recognition Banquet. The banquet was attended by all members of the Sheriff’s Office and McConnelsville Police Department. Special guests included Matt Cook, A.P.A., Troy Leopold, Common Pleas Court, J.R. Wilson, Juvenile Court, Mark Howdyshell, Prosecutor and Colonel Chad Dennis, Licking County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy.

McConnelsville Police Chief Troy Copeland handed out tokens of appreciation to his employees for a job well done and gave accolades to all Law Enforcement in attendance for working together in the past year to accomplish our goals and making the community a better place. All Law Enforcement personnel received a recognition award and Challenge Coin from Sheriff McGrath.  Sheriff McGrath also gave out 3 Special Awards to the following Deputies. Scott McLain received a commendation for his work on the A.E.P. Campground Security. Brian West received a commendation for his participation and leadership of the O.D.O.T. Litter pickup Program. Sergeant James Fisher received the Sheriff’s Citation Award for his efforts and many hours participating in major drug busts within the County. Chief Deputy Terry McGrew presented an award to the Office from AAA Motor Club. The award was “The Community Traffic Safety Award”, Platinum Status, it is given to certain Law Enforcement Offices for their implementation of efforts toward traffic safety within their communities

The guest speaker was Colonel Chad Dennis from the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, who spoke on the benefits and opportunities of being in the Law Enforcement profession.

A great meal was served, compliments of “The BoonDocks” restaurant. The ceremony was concluded with a door prize drawing, employee gift exchange and a guest appearance from SANTA, who provided gifts for all the little ones.