Recently retired Major J.D. Marksberry, of the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, was honored as Deputy of the Year at the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association Conference on Sept. 14, 2017.
Marksberry began his career at the sheriff’s office in 1990 as a patrol deputy. His work ethic and diligence carried with him throughout his 27-year career. He held every ranking position within the sheriff’s office and performed every duty the office had to offer. His accomplishments and professionalism over the last 27 years have helped in making the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office a success.
Prior to his law enforcement career, J.D. earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and then followed his love of aviation by obtaining his pilot license. J.D. worked for several years as a pilot before applying with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy. He began his career with the sheriff’s office in 1990 and has been an exceptional employee and representative of law enforcement since.
While serving the citizens of Daviess County, J.D. and this office has received a file full of letters of gratitude and accolades for his service. J.D. has always treated everyone with great respect and has gone out of his way to accommodate citizen need.
J.D. has worked his way from a patrol deputy all the way through the ranks of the office. He obtained the rank of Major/ Chief Deputy in 2010. While serving the sheriff’s office he has taken many lead roles to accomplish office goals and achievements. J.D. always placed everyone in the office ahead of himself. His selfless nature has resulted in a career of taking the backseat, when recognition was much deserved. After making Major he continuously could be counted on in the trenches, especially when the chips were down.
J.D. spent many years with our office serving as our only accident reconstructionist. During this time frame he completed numerous accident reconstructions and has been the leader for the office in maintaining this service to the community. Several deputies have been trained as accident reconstructionist due to J.D.’s leadership and commitment to this field of expertise.
The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office was fortunate to have Major Marksberry as a dedicated employee and want to congratulate him on being named Kentucky’s Sheriff’s Association Deputy of the Year.