Rotary picks Deputy Rebecca Dorman as Peace Officer of the Year


The Rotary Club of Encinitas has recognized Deputy Rebecca Dorman as its 2016 Peace Officer of the Year.

“A strong police force represents the thin blue line between law and order and total chaos,” said Encinitas Rotary President Greg Day. “Our police deserve our respect and gratitude. Today we recognize a front line responder who provided exemplary service to our community.”

Dorman has been assigned to the North Coastal Station of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for three years.

In March, she responded to a call where she found a person motionless in a parked car. She helped pull the lifeless body from the car and CPR was administered.

Dorman quickly assessed the life and death situation and administered Naloxone (Narcan), which counters the effects of a heroin overdose.

The victim responded immediately and began breathing.

The award was presented by Day, along with Lt. Mark Moreno and Lt. Russell Shimmin of the North Coast Sheriff’s Department.

“Deputy Dorman quickly evaluated the scene and rapidly acted. Her actions were praiseworthy and she saved a person’s life,” Moreno said. “Deputy Dorman gave the person a second chance to make a life change and demonstrated that all lives matter.”

— Submitted press release