The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office has announced that on March 4, the Department of Public Safety and Training honored Clatsop County Sheriff's Deputy Jasper Devereaux with the Victor G. Atiyeh Award.

This award is given to the deputy who, by personal example during their academy tenure, earned the professional respect of the staff, students and instructors through group leadership, motivation and encouragement. He showed distinguished academic achievement, a commitment to wellness, an exemplary personal appearance and an outstanding demeanor during basic Corrections Class No. 11-005. Devereaux attended the class as the newest Clatsop County Deputy, and recently graduated.

Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin said it was an honor to be the keynote speaker for this class, and a surprise that a Clatsop County deputy earned this award, which is given to only one law officer per class.

Devereaux was born in Seaside, graduated from Astoria High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Oregon. He was hired by the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office in October 2010, and moved back to his hometown with his wife, Lacey, and their daughter Avery.

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