Employee of the Quarter

First Quarter of 2020

The Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2020 is Sergeant Brian Leer from the Boone County Sheriff's Department!



Sgt. Brian Leer has been a member of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department for over 16 years and has served many different roles during this time.  In January of 2016 the Sheriff’s Department began the process of becoming accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  Sheriff Carey tapped Brian as the Accreditation manager for this role.  Brian came in early and stayed late countless times in order to research, update, construct or build consensus for the various policies.  Brian attended countless meetings with staff and administration to discuss “best practices” and educate employees on those policies and CALEA standards.  In addition, Brian re-organized the Policy manual and canonized the procedures associated with the policies.  His work on the Policy and Procedure manual will govern and guide current and future employees for years to come.  The department successfully completed the online and on-site CALEA assessments during the First Quarter of 2020.   

In addition, Brian was selected to lead the newly formed Professional Development Unit.  The unit is tasked with recruiting, hiring and retention of employees.  Brian has also taken on the role of Public Information Officer (PIO) for the department.   

Brian maintains an approachable and helpful demeanor and is sought out for guidance by staff and the public.  Brian is conscientious and professional with every assignment he undertakes and elevates those around him because of his good nature, timely (some would say annoying) quick wit, sense of humor, strong work ethic and experience.  Brian is a mentor and leader to those around him.  He leads by example at work and in his personal life, as a devoted husband and father.

The Employee Recognition and Suggestion Committee would also like to recognize the following nominees:


  • Abbey Brink – Emergency Telecommunicator – Joint Communications Operations

    Mary Beth Irwin – Custodian – Housekeeping

    Della Luster  - Administrative Coordinator – Emergency Management Operations

    Nathan Mattox – GIS Manager – Information Technology

    Mary Pat Murphy – Administrative Coordinator – Joint Communications Operations

    Carolyn Reddin – Personal Property Specialist – Assessor


    Click here to see the full list of past employee of the quarter winners.