TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — A Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputy who served 1,400  documents — such as evictions and subpoenas — last year was honored Monday in a ceremony for her service to the community.

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Sheriff deputy Jami Pier, 36, who works in the Civil Division, was commended for her work Monday at a monthly Kiwanis Club luncheon.

The Civil Division is responsible for issuing subpoenas, seizures, evictions, orders of seizure and civil arrest warrants, among other documents, police said.

Sergeant Jeremy Zigenfus, Deputy Jami Pier, Kiwanis Club President Mimi Melegrito, and Sheriff Kenneth Lansing

Last year, Pier served a total of 1,453 documents and attempted to serve 2,568 documents, meaning that she independently made 4,021 trips throughout the county.

Deputy District Attorney Andrew Bonavia said Pier regularly works with the District Attorney’s Office to help provide them with necessary information for cases.

“We can count on her like clockwork,” Bonavia said about her dependability.

Pier was nominated by Sergeant Jeremy Zigenfus who highlighted the importance of Pier’s work to the sheriff’s office and said the deputy is always on hand to provide assistance to officers on the road.

Pier said about being nominated, “I was surprised and humbled. I have not done anything extraordinary to deserve this.”

The Frank Hammer Officer of the Month Award has been given to deserving members of law enforcement since the mid-1980s to highlight their positive accomplishments, according to the Kiwanis Club.

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