Lake County Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr. this week announced a series of officer promotions to the rank of sergeant.
The group includes Corrections Officer Richard Geirlach, Corrections Officer Robert Kenyon, Deputy Sheriff George Love, Corrections Officer Timothy Pfleger, Corrections Officer Timothy Reidy and Corrections Officer Nora Wilson.
Sgt. Richard Geirlach began his career in the Corrections Division in 2005. He graduated correctional officer training in 2006 and has held positions including classification officer, external transport officer and maintenance officer. He received the Sheriff’s Distinguished Service Award in 2011 after discovering and helping extinguish a fire in the jail laundry room. He also received the Sheriff’s Accommodation Award in 2014 for volunteering his time for high school training demonstrations.
Sgt. Robert Kenyon began his career in the Corrections Division in 1996. He graduated correctional officer training in 1996 and earned the Top Scholastic Achievement Award at his graduation. He held positions including central control officer, maintenance officer, booking officer, classification officer and field training officer. He assisted and participated in the Lake County ESDA and Reserve Deputy Units from 1987-2003.
Sgt. George Love began his career in the Corrections Division in 1997. In 2001, he became a deputy sheriff, and in 2003 he became a field training officer for the Highway Patrol Division. He received SWAT training from the FBI academy in 2005 and was a member of the tactical response and negotiation team. In 2007, Love received the Medal of Valor for his actions handling a violent encounter for the protection of life. He was commended for his professionalism, dedication and commitment in ensuring the success of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage.
Sgt. Timothy Pfleger began his career in the Corrections Division in 1991. He has held positions including booking officer and external transport. In 2003, he was selected as one of the founding members of the Correctional Response Team (CRT) and was named the executive officer in 2006. In 2013, he became a crisis intervention officer and received training at the FBI academy in special weapons and tactics.
Sgt. Timothy Reidy began his career in the Corrections Division in 1997. He has held positions including jail reception, booking officer, central control operator and external transport. He is a field training officer and a former member of the CRT. He is a certified defensive tactics instructor and is a graduate of Herzing University with a degree in Public Safety.
Sgt. Nora Wilson began her career in the Corrections Division in 1995. She has held positions including central control operator, booking officer, classification officer and jail reception. In 2005, after witnessing the high number of youth returning to the jail, she became a mentor for Big Brother, Big Sisters of Lake County. She also hosted recruits from the Great Lakes Naval Academy who could not go home for the holidays. She also volunteers to participate in job fairs, administer the physical agility tests for potential new hires and the Lake County Fair.
The promotion ceremony was held Monday, Aug. 18, at the Lake County Court Complex.