Olympia Police Department Announces Annual Awards Recipients

first_imgSubmitted by The City of Olympia Police DepartmentIn honor of National Law Enforcement Week, our Olympia Police Department Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Olympia Center on May 13. During this ceremony a variety of awards were presented by Chief Roberts to the Olympia Police Department staff and our community partners. The awards and recipients were as follows:Community Partner AwardMeg Martin of Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter for her collaboration with our department in addressing homelessness and mental illness downtown.Brad O’Brien of Southwest Olympia Neighborhood Association for his assistance in graffiti abatement.Commendation AwardsOfficer Ryan Donald for his proactive and innovative work addressing bicycle thefts downtown and his effective investigation into the Olympia High School Burglaries.Officer Eric Henrichsen for his valuable work in narcotics investigations.Officers Brenda Anderson and Jason Winner for their excellent work investigating, identifying and arresting the suspect of the YMCA sexual molestation cases.Chief’s Commendation AwardsOfficer Larry Gabor for his extensive 29 year career of consistently outstanding investigative work.Sgt. Matthew Renschler for his team leadership abilities in Patrol Services.Lt. Ray Holmes for his consistent leadership, mentorship, problem solving and commitment to our organization.Code 10 Inspirational Partner AwardOfficer Jason Watkins was voted by his peers as the person most officers would want at their side in a critical incident.Life Saving MedalCorrections Officer John Badami for rescuing an inmate of the jail from trying to commit suicide.Officer Brenda Anderson for saving a person who was attempting to jump off a bridge.Bravery MedalOfficer Bill Smith for quickly charging into a house at the behest of the owner and saving her grandson from being assaulted with a weapon by an intruder.Distinguished Service AwardAmy Stull for promoting and connecting our agency to our community over the course of her career.Detective Rebecca Fayette for her exceptional work with crime scene investigations and computer forensics.Employee of the Year AwardEvidence Custodian Kristy JackOfficer of the YearDetective Bryan Houser Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img

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