On Monday, December 15, 2014 the museum held the docent appreciation luncheon complete with excellent food, door prizes and just getting together. For that day, the Docents want to say thank you and express their heartfelt gratitude for being recognized and appreciated for all their volunteer hours.
Docents utilized by the Sheriff’s Museum are all retired, or active members of the Sheriff’s Department, and have served in a variety of positions such as Deputies who worked Patrol, Investigations, Jails, Courts, Specialized Details and Administration, Management and Supervision. Others held civilian positions such as Legal Counsel to the Sheriff, Communications and clerical. All have their stories to tell to whomever is interested. and all have their motives and reasons for volunteering as Museum Docents.
Some motivations might include: enjoying meeting people from all over the world, sharing details about the Sheriff’s Department that most visitors would not otherwise know; wanting to keep in touch with old friends who are also volunteers, or just having something to do with their retired time. Regardless of why they do it, they are all unique Museum Ambassadors and so often mesmerize visitors with their tales (true or not), and experiences. No other vocation provides the experience and situations encountered by those in Law Enforcement.