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Dike Named Officer Of The Year

By Logan Hall

“Ma’am, I pulled you over because you were talking on your cell phone,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Gunnar Dike.
“No I wasn’t,” said the motorist as she hung up her phone.
This is one of the many diverse situations that Dike is knee-deep in on any given day during a shift with the department.
On May 28, Dike will be recognized by the Kiwanis Clubs of Ventura County as Ojai’s Officer of the Year in their annual Law Day Awards. Each year, the Kiwanis Clubs put together an awards ceremony to honor various law enforcement officers from different agencies throughout the county including the California Highway Patrol, Ventura Police Department, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, which is contracted to operate the Ojai Police Department. Officers and deputies are recognized for exemplary service within their agencies.
Dike, who has been with the Sheriff’s Department for more than nine years, and assigned to the Ojai substation for the last three years, works a 12-hour shift on the days that he’s on duty, encountering many different people doing many different things.
“I like to be out in the field,” said Dike. “A big part

“Ma’am, I pulled you over because you were talking on your cell phone,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Gunnar Dike. “No I wasn’t,” said the motorist as she hung up her phone. This is one of the many diverse situations that Dike is knee-deep in on any given day during a shift with the department. On May 28, Dike will be recognized by the Kiwanis Clubs of Ventura County as Ojai’s Officer of the Year in their annual Law Day Awards. Each year, the Kiwanis Clubs put together an awards ceremony to honor various law enforcement officers from

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