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Awards and Recognition

The St. Joseph Police Department held its annual Awards and Promotions Ceremony on October 6, 2017 in the Training Room at the Law Enforcement Center. During the ceremony, the department recognized commissioned and civilian personnel, along with distinguished citizens who had a positive impact on our community.

Chief's Letter of Appreciation

None in 2017

Citizen Distinguished Service Commendation

None in 2017

Chief's Letter of Commendation

Officers Shannon Hailey and Tyler Peter

On May 23, 2017, at approximately 4:23 p.m. Officers Shannon Hailey and Tyler Peter were dispatched to the Blacksnake Creek Bridge at 77 Francis reference a suicidal subject. Upon arrival they established a dialog with the subject and were able to keep her from jumping off the bridge. She was transported to the hospital for mental health evaluation and treatment. For their actions in responding appropriately and deescalating the situation Officers Hailey and Peter are awarded the Chief’s Letter of Commendation.


Officers Brant Hutchison (not pictured) and Nolan Peters

On January 2, 2017, at approximately 10:37 p.m. Officers Brant Hutchison and Nolan Peters were dispatched to a call at 3502 Bel Nor Drive reference a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival they found the disturbing party had used a length of rope to hang himself from a porch pillar and was unresponsive. They were able to cut the man down, remove the rope from around his neck and start CPR. They continued CPR until EMS responded and transported the man to the hospital for treatment. For their actions Officers Hutchison and Peters are awarded the Chief’s Letter of Commendation.

Exceptional Duty

Life Saving Award