Employee Recognition For Quality Service

2nd Quarter 2017 - Recognized Employee

At Kent County, providing quality service to our customers is our number one priority.  Our mission is to be an effective and efficient steward in delivering quality services for our diverse community.  Our priority is to provide mandated services, which may be enhanced and supplemented by additional services to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens within the constraints of sound fiscal policy.

Ryan Coil, with the Kent County Sheriff's Office, is recognized as the Kent County Quality Service Employee of the 2nd Quarter of 2017 for helping to fulfill Kent County’s mission by providing quality service to the citizens of Kent County.

The individual who nominated Ryan wrote,
““Deputy Ryan Coil came to the apartment where I had been left after I had been drugged and my car was stolen. Deputy Coil made sure I felt safe and he was easy to talk to. He drove me to the hospital and stayed in the room with me. He then drove me to the YWCA per my request because I felt safer with him than my parents. Deputy Coil stayed with me at the YWCA for four hours and waited while I went through a rape kit. Deputy Coil went way above and beyond the call of duty. He stayed with me for eight hours and I felt safe and much less terrified. Deputy Coil continued to check on me for a few days following as well. I thanked him numerous times but I will never be able to thank him enough. He is my hero and all members of law enforcement should be like him. He should be given a special award or something. I wish I could thank him enough. He really is my hero and I will never forget him and what he did for me.””

Number of Years Employed by Kent County:  18 years. I was hired in May of 1999 as a Police Cadet and I was hired in January of 2002 as a Patrol Officer.

The hardest thing I’ve ever done: Raise children in a society surrounded by selfishness, instant gratification, and hatred for people who have differing views. Waking up for work at 3:30 AM is a close second!

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Jesus, my mom (she passed away 7 years ago), and Steve Yzerman. Sorry Captain Kok, you didn't quite make the list.

You’d be surprised to learn that: I used to own a BBQ catering company with some of my co-workers from the Sheriff's Office. Our company was called The Smokin' Pigs.

The thing that I like most about working for Kent County is: The friends I have at work that I can share the stress, fun, and crazy stories of the job with.

Please join us in congratulating Ryan for earning Kent County’s Employee Recognition for Quality Service Award.  If you know a Kent County employee who is deserving of this recognition, please complete a nomination form at www.accesskent.com/qualityservice or on the Kent County intranet.