BYRON (WREX) — Uptown Lanes in Byron was greater than only a bar or restaurant final week.
It was the scene for a shock.
Pals, household and fellow officers of Ogle County Sheriff’s Sergeant Jason Ketter packed the place to have a good time.
Ketter is the newest recipient of the Hometown Hero Award, an honor created by the Byron Chamber of Commerce to acknowledge folks making it impression of their neighborhood.
“I am humbled. Tremendously humbled. I am stunned as properly, however good and humbled,” Ketter stated.
“I do not search for any form of recognition. I simply do what must be carried out and work in my social life and volunteering for teams. So the truth that I acquired acknowledged, I am just about speechless.”
Ketter has served the Ogle County Sheriff’s Workplace for greater than 20 years.
Whereas folks a primary responder is a superb service in its personal proper, there’s way more to Ketter past his badge.
He is very concerned in Byron Kinghts of Columbus, Byron Lions Membership, St. Mary’s church…. the record goes on.
Ketter has created a powerful repute as a servant chief all through the Byron neighborhood.
“He is simply an excellent particular person. It is nice to be related to somebody like Jason,” Byron Knights of Columbus pastor Rick Hughes stated.
The opposite bigger contribution Ketter makes is with CASA or Courtroom Appointed Particular Advocates.
The group pairs adults with abused of uncared for children working by the authorized system.
Ketter has made donations to the group and even acquired his spouse Rebecca concerned, who now sits because the board president of CASA.
When requested about all of her husband’s hardwork, she says “it is simply Jason.”
“He consistently has a servant’s coronary heart and simply desires to assist folks,” Rebecca Ketter stated.
That dedication to serving to others made Ketter an ideal candidate for the Hometown Hero Award.
He sees it as a approach to present folks he is greater than only a police officer.
“I haven’t got to be simply regulation and order. I may also be social, assist charities, volunteer and assist folks. Folks get to know you on a private stage as a substitute of only a skilled stage,” Ketter stated.
The beliefs that made Ketter a match for the Hometown Hero Award are the identical we search for with Inspiring 815>
If you recognize anybody who’s doing what they will to make our dwelling a greater place, you can fill out a nomination form here or you possibly can attain out to email@example.com.