On February 11, 2017, the Montpelier Police Department held its 4th Annual Officers Honor and Awards Banquet. Each year, the department recognizes officers for outstanding service in conjunction with its ribbon awards program, as well as issuing certificates for recognition. This year many officers received awards for Good Conduct, Safe Driving, Longevity, Perfect Attendance, DUS, ALERT Team membership and Community Service. Several additional officers were recognized with certificates for their outstanding work in various drug and child abuse cases prosecuted in 2016.
Specifically, Ptl. Josh Mercer and Ptl. Kevin Krill were issued red ribbons for Life Saving efforts resulting from performing CPR at a medical call in March 2016. Officers who received specific awards are listed within the Montpelier PD Annual Report, which will soon be published and also posted online at our website.
The Williams County Prosecutor’s Office received the 2016 Community Partnership Award. The Community Partnership award is an award which recognizes acts/actions which have resulted in a strong working relationship with MPD and have had positive impact on the department and community. Prosecutor Katherine Zartman accepted the award on behalf of the office. In 2016, MPD worked with the Williams County Prosecutor to successfully resolve a homicide, two felony child abuse cases, felony auto-theft, and various drug related cases.
The banquet featured 23 year military veteran Charles Hiser, of the Lucas County Veterans Service Commission. Mr. Hiser, among many years of distinguished service, is a recipient of a Purple Heart. He spoke to the officers about determination and perseverance, when facing the day-to-day challenges as police officers.