Sheriff awards staff, citizen commendations at ceremony

Griffin Rebecca of Grayslake given award for saving life of choking woman

WAUKEGAN – Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg honored several sheriff’s deputies and members of the community at an awards ceremony July 7.

Idleburg awarded Griffin Rebecca of Grayslake with the Citizen Heroism Award for his actions in February. Rebecca saved the life of a choking woman while being attacked by her dog.

Sgt. David Tomasello was honored with a lifesaving award for saving the life of an unconscious driver who was suffering an opioid overdose at a busy intersection.

Awards also were presented to sheriff’s deputies Stephan Campobasso, Eli Streeter, Chase Skrypek, Scott Musick, Trish List and Marcus Bernardy.

“Every day our staff acts heroically to keep the community safe,” Idleburg said. “They frequently go above and beyond the call of duty and they do so not for fame or recognition but because of their deep desire to serve and help others. I am very proud to have the opportunity to highlight some of their great accomplishments and recognize members of our community who have done amazing things.”

Idleburg and Lake County Clerk Robin O’Connor administered the oath of office to sheriff’s deputies Serge Troekurov and Alexis Avalos-Landeros, as well as new sheriff’s K-9 Danno. Fifth grader Norah Gault of Barrington was honored for winning the youth K-9 naming contest with her submission of Danno.