Lake County Sheriff’s Detective Vince Ramirez, left, who serves on the Lake County Juvenile Officers Association Board presents a Law Enforcement Award to Sgt. Kevin Eckenstahler, right, of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. – LCSO
Eckenstahler, who has led the youth explorer program at the sheriff’s office for three years, was nominated for the award by his co-workers. The program has been declared a success as several explorers have gone on to law enforcement careers.
Sheriff Mark Curran called his dedication to youth inspiring. Undersheriff Ray Rose praised him as a mentor and role model to the young people.