Law Day Awards Recognize Extrodinary Officers & Civilians

By Emma Koch

Law Day Awards Recognize Extrodinary Officers & Civilians

May 14, 2013 Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The Allen County Sheriff's Department holds Law Day Awards annually in May.

The purpose of the ceremony is to recognize not only law enforcement officers that do extraordinary work but also recognize civilians that go above and beyond.

Officers and civilians are nominated by people in the department or within the general public. There are several different awards that can be given out after submissions are reviewed.

This year's Law Day Award Recipients include:

Letter of Appreciation:
Confinement Officer Tommy Wacasey

Letter of Commendation:
Officer Jason Giszewski
Sergeant James Rye (retired)
Corporal Alan Cook
Officer Ronell Ronning
Officer Jason Baker
Officer John David Bleeke
Patrolman Matt Bell (Fort Wayne Police)
Corporal Tyler Harris
Officer Duane Romines
Officer Thomas Jacob Hough
Reserve Officer Richard Warner
Officer Kenneth Litzenberg
Officer Steven Stuckey
Captain Christopher Koop
Lieutenant Michael Vaughn
Officer Warren Coonrod
Sergeant Dean Hoffman
Officer Brian Heine
Patrolman Keith Adair (Fort Wayne Police)
Officer John Gerardot
Officer Jack Cain
Officer Scott Borton
Officer Justin Naish
Officer Darren Compton
Detective Jeff Ripley (Fort Wayne Police)
Lieutenant Michael Bennington
Corporal Mark Reed
Officer Timothy Loe
Patrolman Benjamin Young (Fort Wayne Police)

Life Saving Award:
Officer Kevin Surface

Civilian Life Saving Award:
Tony Buuck

Bronze Star of Merit:
Lieutenant Troy Hershberger
Lieutenant Gerald Farrell
Sergeant John Zagelmeier
Corporal Joshua Lumpcik
Corporal Keith Wallin
Corporal Brian Sell
Corporal Cary Fries
Officer Gabriel Furnish
Officer Brian Jarboe
Corporal Alan Cook

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