COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood Police Department held its annual Chief's Award Ceremony Feb. 10. Many employees were recognized for their accomplishments during 2014.
Detective James Repp was awarded the Officer of the Year. Officer Clint Dobrinski received Rookie of the Year. Communications Manager Marie Carpenter was Supervisor of the Year while Communications Specialist Dennis Brennan was awarded the Communications Specialist of the year.
Administrative Assistant Chris Christensen was awarded the Civilian Employee of the Year and Civilian on Patrol Ruth Flynn was awarded the Volunteer of the Year.
Officer Tate Stearley and Brandon Clark were both awarded the Police Star for Bravery and Heroism above the normal call of Duty.
The following officers were awarded the lifesaving award for actively saving the life of another: Sgt. Kevin Murie, Sgt. Joshua Fradette, Officer Scott Dever, Officer Dan Laube, Officer Brandon Clark, Officer Clint Dobrinski, Officer Richard Hicks, and Officer Matt Strickland
Additionally, a number of employees were recognized for 20-years of dedicated service to the City of Cottonwood and the Cottonwood Police Department: Commander Gary Eisenga, Ordinance Enforcement Officer Al Ponce, and Spillman Systems Coordinator Julie Murie.
Employees with 25 years are: Evidence Technician Pauline Durnez and Chief Jody Fanning.