Waukegan Exchange Club Honors Command Officer and Deputy of the Year

From left, Sgt. Chris Dador is Command Officer of the Year. Center is Sheriff Mark Curran. Detective Kevin Harris, right, is Deputy of the Year. The honors were bestowed by the Waukegan Exchange Club at its annual ceremony. – LCSO

The Waukegan Exchange Club selected two members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to honor at its recent annual police, fire, and sheriff awards ceremony.

Sergeant Chris Dador was selected as Command Officer of the Year, and Detective Kevin Harris as Deputy of the Year.

The Waukegan Exchange Club had nominated the following: Sergeant James McKinney, Sergeant Gianni Giamberduca, and Sergeant Chris Dador for Command Officer of the Year.  Deputy Thomas Zawojski and Detective Kevin Harris for Deputy of the Year, each from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

About Sergeant Dador:

He has served with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office since 1997.  He began his career as a sheriff’s deputy and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2012.  Sergeant Dador currently serves as a Highway Patrol supervisor while overseeing the Lake County Sheriff’s Honor Guard.  In 2016, he coordinated 12 Honor Guard events, which included nine line-of-duty police funerals.  Sergeant Dador is also the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Peer Support Coordinator, where he provides assistance to any of his coworkers in need.

About Detective Harris:

Harris began his career with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in 2006, after serving another local community as a police officer.  In 2007, Detective Harris was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division, where he’s been the lead investigator in countless criminal investigations.  In 2016, Detective Harris was lead investigator in a predatory criminal sexual assault investigation.  He spent countless hours conducting a detailed investigation, seeking justice for the juvenile victim.  Following the investigation, Detective Harris arrested the offender who was subsequently charged with 18 counts of sexually related crimes.

“Sergeant Dador, Detective Harris, and the other nominees are committed to serving the people of Lake County.  I am very proud of their continued efforts and devotion,” said Sheriff Mark Curran.

Undersheriff Ray Rose added, “We congratulate all of today’s nominees for their service and dedication to the community.  Thank you to the Waukegan Exchange Club for recognizing the hard work and dedication of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.”


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