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SHERIFF & POLICE CHIEF PRESENT ANNUAL AWARDS

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FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY’S LAW MEMORIAL CEREMONY, CITY POLICE CHIEF DOUG YOUNG AND WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF DAVE DREW PRESENTED AWARDS TO THEIR OUTSTANDING OFFICERS AND OTHER PERSONNEL.

DEPUTY MIKE LENZ RECEIVED THE JONES HEIMBECKER AWARD FOR BEING THE TOP SHERIFF’S DEPUTY AND SGT. DENNIS WILSON WAS NAMED CORRECTIONAL OFFICER OF THE YEAR FOR THE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.

SGT. DAVE BENSON WAS HONORED FOR COMMUNITY POLICING EFFORTS.

CHIEF YOUNG PRESENTED THE POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD TO NICK THOMPSON FOR HIS EFFORTS IN INVESTIGATING MAJOR CRIMES.

FIVE OFFICERS RECEIVED LIFE SAVING AWARDS, THREE WERE HONORED FOR COMMUNITY POLICING AND OFFICER RYAN MORITZ RECEIVED A PURPLE HEART AFTER BEING WOUNDED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

MONIQUE SCARLETT, WHO HELPED FORM THE “UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY” ORGANIZATION, WAS AMONG SIX RECIPIENTS OF THE CHIEF’S GRATITUDE AWARD FROM YOUNG.

WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF AWARDS

Deputy Mike Lenz Jones/Heimbecker Award
Sgt. Dennis Wilson Biggs/Heilman/Hermann Award
Sgt. Dave Benson Community Policing Award
Reserve Deputy Brent Jensen Jon Winkel Volunteer Award
Clerk Jeana Davis Civilian of the Year Award

SIOUX CITY POLICE AWARDS

Chief’s Gratitude Award

Cliff Coleman
Walt Peterson
Monique Scarlett
Lorraine Schroeder
Dave Smetter
Assistant Fire Chief Bob Wilson

Life Saving Award

Sgt. Jay Hoogendyk
Officer James Kleineberg
Officer Jake Noltze
Officer Jennifer Probasco
Sgt. Dan Wagner

Exceptional Duty Award

Sgt. Ryan Bertrand
Officer Eric Davis
Officer Brad Echter
Officer Josh Fleckenstein
Officer Kraig Fulton
Officer Matt Hicks
Officer Alex Keller
Officer Zach Lewis
Officer Jake Noltze
Officer John Sanders
Sgt. Todd Sassman
Officer Kelcey Stubbe
Sgt. Steve TenNaple
Officer Nick Thompson
Sgt. Dane Wagner
Officer Paul Yaneff

Community Policing Award

Officer Tony Albright
Sgt. Terry Ivener
Sgt. Judy Kellen

Distinguished Service Award

Retired Officer Jill Fitch
Officer Jake Noltze
Officer Kelcey Stubbe
Officer Paul Yaneff

Achievement Award

Officer Andrew Dutler
Officer Kevin Erickson

Purple Heart Award

Officer Ryan Moritz

Civilian of the Year Award

Marlene Larson

Police Officer of the Year

Officer Nick Thompson