Benton County sheriff receives surprise award

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane received two awards from the Department of Defense Wednesday. They were for his support of deputies serving in the armed forces.

Sheriff Keane was taken completely by surprise. He walked into the presentation room thinking he was going to celebrate a birthday.

He was nominated by the department for his support, working to give them the time they need to serve their country.

He said, "The men and women that served our country really deserve the recognition, and I do appreciate it."

Keane was given the title of "Patriotic Boss" by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve agency.