Williamson named Deputy of the Year in Madera County

The Fresno BeeMarch 21, 2014 

Deputy Jack Williamson, a 16-year veteran, was named Deputy of the Year by the Madera County Sheriff's Office on Friday.

Williamson joined the sheriff's department in 1998 and spent nine years with the mountain division, said Sheriff John P. Anderson. While in the mountain division, Williamson worked as a detective and kickstarted the Madera County Sheriff's Office involvement with Internet Crimes Against Children. In 2011, Williamson was dubbed the department's Internet sleuth after investigating a tough molestation case that put a man in prison for life.

Also in 2011, Williamson launched a fundraising campaign to raise awareness for a boy with cerebral palsy who dreamed of running a marathon. Williamson raised enough money to buy a wheelchair for the boy so the two of them could run the 10K Smokey Bear Run at Bass Lake.

Currently, Williamson works in eastern Madera County, investigating burglaries, thefts and forgeries.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6679 or bvaccari@fresnobee.com.

The Fresno Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service