Master Deputy Sheriff Mark Tausen has been chosen for honorable mention as the American Legion’s “National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” award.
Deputy Tausen was presented with the award by Maryland’s Executive Committee Chair Mike Stonesifer, who recognized Tausen’s “sincere dedication and devotion to the [law enforcement] profession beyond the call of duty," according to a news release.
Master Deputy Tausen began his law enforcement career as a Reserve Police Office with the Baltimore County Police in 1985 and later joined the Taneytown Police Department after graduating from the Anne Arundel County Police Academy.
Tausen joined the Carroll County Sheriff’s office during 1999 where he’s served as a Patrol Deputy, Bicycle Patrol Officer, and the Community Deputy for the Town of New Windsor since 2004.
Deputy Tausen, his wife and three children are lifelong residents of Carroll County.
Sherriff Ken Tregoning said, “Master Deputy Mark Tausen’s tireless commitment to community policing and crime prevention has secured the public safety and enhanced our local quality of life. His frequent foot and bicycle patrols have strengthened the partnerships between local law enforcement, residents, businesses and students, while serving as an example to his peers."
Information in this post was taken from a news release.