The Encinitas Rotary Club has named Deputy Rebecca Dorman as the 2016 Peace Officer of the Year. Deputy Dorman has been assigned to the North Coastal Station of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department in Encinitas for three years. In March 2016, she responded to a call where she found a person motionless in a parked car. She helped pull the person from the car, administered CPR, quickly assessed the situation, and administered a drug which counters the effects of a heroin overdose. The victim responded immediately and began breathing.

The award was presented by Encinitas Rotary Club President Greg Day, and Lt. Mark Moreno and Lt. Russell Shimmin of the North Coastal Station. Greg stated, “A strong police force represents the thin blue line between law and order and total chaos. Our police deserve our respect and gratitude. Today we recognize a frontline responder who provided exemplary service to our community.”