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Yates Sheriff Ron Spike honored with national award

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Sheriff Ron Spike of Yates County, a long-serving law enforcement officer, has been awarded the 2023 President’s Outstanding Service Award by the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA). “Humbled, honored, and surprised by it,” Spike received the prestigious accolade during the NSA’s annual conference in Grand Rapids, Iowa this week.


Sheriff Spike, who first took office as Yates County Sheriff in 1992, has dedicated over half a century to law enforcement. He announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election in the fall and is set to retire after his extensive service. Earlier this year, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney honored Spike by inviting him as her guest to the State of the Union speech in Washington.

The NSA is a professional association committed to supporting the Office of Sheriff and its affiliates through education, training, and the provision of general law enforcement resources. Representing thousands of sheriffs, deputies, and other law enforcement and public safety professionals across the nation, the NSA recognizes exemplary service in the field with its annual awards.