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Sgt. Scott Reyhons (third from left) was honored with the Clinton American Legion Post 190 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award last week. There to present the award to him was (from left) Ron Mussmann, Jim Manion, Clinton County Sheriff Bill Greenwalt, Bob Burns and Jeff Chapman.

In Jan. 2021, Clinton County Sgt. Scott Reyhons responded to a house in rural Charlotte for a domestic violence situation. 

Upon arriving — and approaching the residence — Reyhons was shot. Clinton County Sheriff Bill Greenwalt said Reyhons sustained injuries to his arm, hand and face.

Greenwalt said in a press release based on Reyhons’ actions that day to “preserve the life of another individual” and place himself in harm’s way, he was given the 2021 Clinton American Legion Post 190 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year honor. 

The award was given to Reyhons Oct. 6 during a ceremony at which he was honored for being a “well-rounded law enforcement officer who has exceeded, above and beyond, the duty requirements expected of his position.”

Reyhons started his career with Clinton County law enforcement in 1993 as a communications operator. He joined the reserve deputy ranks in 1994 and was hired a year later as a full-time deputy; he began working in the jail. In 2001, he was transferred to the patrol division and in 2003 he was promoted to sergeant.