May 16, 2024
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury, in its 105th year of service to our community, has presented the prestigious Four-Way Test Award to Captain Rich Wiersberg of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.
 
The award has been presented annually since 1963 to a non-Rotarian whose life exemplifies the tenants of the Rotary Four-Way Test that asks persons of the things they think, say, or do:
  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
Mr. Wiersberg was cited for his volunteering at local organizations, community events, or participating in initiatives to uplift marginalized communities.  In presenting the award, Rotary Club of Salisbury President-elect B.J. Summers said, “he consistently demonstrates a deep sense of empathy, compassion, and dedication to making a positive impact on the world around us.”
 
 
Captain Wiersberg also was recognized for this desire to help those in need without seeking recognition or personal gain.  He was cited for his approach to every task with humility, kindness, and a willingness to go above and beyond to support others. Specifically he was recognized for his and his wife’s creation of the Wiersberg Warriors, an organization named after their son Spencer who battled terminal cancer and lost the battle at age 23.  This non-profit organization was created to support other young adults who are battling cancer, whether through helping with medical bills, buying food, offering small gifts to lift their spirits, or simply providing moral support. 
 
With 27 years in law enforcement, Mr. Wiersberg was described as a person who has lived his life as a role model for others.