The Oswego County Legislature’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee recently recognized Ella Brown on her retirement by presenting her with a certificate of appreciation for 20 years of dedicated service. Brown began her career with the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol officer and was later promoted to the rank of criminal investigator. Brown was the second female officer hired by the department and has the unique distinction of being the first woman to hold a higher rank and the first to retire as an officer. During her tenure, Brown was recognized for her skills in crisis negotiations and her excellence in interrogation and interview. She took on a leadership role as a senior investigator, coaching both uniformed and criminal investigator personnel. Pictured from left are legislators Kevin Gardner, District 13; Amy Tresidder, District 16; Committee Chairwoman Linda Lockwood, District 11; Brown; her daughters Erika and Megan; her parents Phyllis and John Davis; Committee Vice Chairwoman Margaret Kastler, District 1; Mary Flett, District 17; Shawn Doyle, District 3; and Oswego County Undersheriff Eugene Sullivan III.