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Dennis Sazama, of Dent, was named the 2023 Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Posse Member of the Year in December.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Posse announced the, “Posse Member of the Year for 2023” at their annual awards meeting in December.

Dennis Sazama, a lifelong resident of Otter Tail County, was voted by Posse members for the award due to his outstanding participation and role as Supply Sergeant. A six-year posse veteran, Sazama completely reorganized the supply system to ensure members had the equipment required to perform their duties, which range from supporting a search and rescue operation, assisting with a natural disaster, or for routine events throughout the county, such as the East and West County Fairs, Phelps Mill Art Festival and 15 others.

In his personal life, Sazama is a lake dweller on Berger Lake, Dent, where he operates a hobby farm with cattle, has a gravel pit at that location, and has served many years on the Board for Edna Township. He is also actively involved with his church missionary program.