MANATEE — Sheila Turner has been named Employee of the Month for August by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Turner was asked to assist a co-worker May 23 find a family with an infant, where the mother had a history of drug abuse and family violence. She could not find the baby by the end of her shift.
On the following Saturday, she learned the on-call unit had received several new cases. Turner volunteered to come in on her day off and was able to locate the child and devise a safety plan with the grandmother.
Turner was also able to provide evidence needed to shelter the infant from the mother.
The attorney and judge on the case praised her work.
“Her efforts went above and beyond her assigned duties to ensure the safety and well-being of a child,” said Sheriff Brad Steube in a news release.