Optimists honor jail captain | SummitDaily.com

Optimists honor jail captain

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club honored the director of the Summit County Jail with its annual law enforcement award.

The service- and youth-

oriented club selected Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mike Phibbs as the recipient of the Jason Manspeaker Memorial Optimist International Law Enforcement Award.

Sheriff Joe Morales nominated Phibbs for his leadership in management of the jail, which processes more than 3,000 criminals each year. Phibbs also was instrumental in organizing a jailhouse fundraiser for the Optimist Club during an upgrade of the jail’s security systems.

“(Phibbs) continues to strive to improve himself through education, knowledge of his profession and by insisting the deputies and staff within the jail perform at the same high standard, which keeps the staff, inmates, facility and citizens of Summit County safe,” Morales wrote in his nomination.

The award is named in memory of Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jason Manspeaker, who died in a car accident in the line of duty Jan. 23, 2001.

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