Recently, I was proud to recognize three Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies for their service with the CAT Team. The Maryland Sheriff’s Association also recognized them as Deputies of the Year. They were Tyler Bennett, John Seichepine, and David Crowell. The CAT Team was established to combat the ever increasing problem of drug use here in Wicomico County. The mission of the CAT Team has been to both eradicate illegal drugs plaguing our communities along with the suppression of criminal activity that has spawned as a result of the aforementioned problem. During the past year, the CAT Team has aggressively attacked the illegal drug problem in all four corners of Wicomico County targeting both the users of illegal drugs and those individuals willing to bring these poisons into our county.