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Awards and Recognition

Years of Service Awards

  • 10 Years

Chris Davis

Brad Kerns

James Tonn

Pat Zeamer

  • 15 Years

Quentin Abbott

Leroy Barnes

Wayne Byrom

Keith Dudley

Becky Hailey

Gary Hickok

Craig Smith

Ron Strader

  • 20 Years

Brian McClintick

Wesley “Todd” Smith

  • 25 Years

Michael George

Greg Ogdahl

Jeff Wilson

Mike Wilson

  • 30 Years

Larry Stobbs

  • 35 Years

Larry Smith

Promotions     

  • Pam Jaramillo – Senior Communications Operator
  • Michelle Hagler – Senior Communications Operator
  • Travis Clausen – Police Sergeant
  • John Olszowka – Police Captain

Awards

  • Officer Chris Thomas – Life Saving Medal

On January 14th, 2018, at approximately 11:34am Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of North 36th Street on a domestic disturbance.  While handling the situation a man unrelated to the call went into medical distress and collapsed on the floor.  Officer Chris Thomas was rendering assistance to the man when he became pulseless and non-breathing.  Officer Thomas used CPR techniques to restore the subjects breathing and pulse.  Officer Thomas continued to care for the man until EMS arrived and transported him to the hospital.  Due to Officer Thomas’ quick actions and dedication to duty the subject survived his ordeal.  For his actions Officer Thomas is awarded the Life Saving Medal.

  • Officer Dillon Powell – Life Saving Medal

On April 7th, 2018, at approximately 11:42pm, Officers were dispatched to the area of South 6th and Olive Streets on a vehicle crash.  Upon arrival Officer Dillon Powell found a subject trapped inside a burning vehicle that was also stuck on the railroad tracks.  Despite the vehicle being engulfed in flames and the passenger compartment full of smoke officer Powell was able to break out a widow, unlock the door and pull the unconscious occupant to safety.  Officer Powell’s quick actions and dedication to duty undoubtedly saved the man’s life.  For his actions Officer Powell is awarded the Life Saving Medal.

  • Officers Carl Cook and Alex Simon – Life Saving Medal

On August 18th, 2018, at approximately 5:13am, Officers Carl Cook and Alex Simon were dispatched to 4000 Hawksbury Court on a suicidal subject call.  Upon arrival Officers Cook and Simon could hear a car engine revving inside the garage with the door closed. They found the front door to the home unsecure and made entry.  It took multiple attempts to enter the house and garage due to the high levels of carbon monoxide but the Officers were able to get the garage door open. They found a subject unconscious and unresponsive locked inside the vehicle.  Officer Cook was able to break out the car window allowing the Officers to drag the man to safety.  Due to the Officers quick actions and dedication to duty the subject survived his ordeal.  For their actions Officers Cook and Simon are awarded the Life Saving Medal.