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Posted on: May 18, 2018

GPD 11th Annual Awards Ceremony Recipients

(GREENVILLE)- The Greenville Police Department (GPD) hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony today, which recognized many employees and members of our community for their acts of heroism or contributions to the GPD.  

Chief Ken Miller praised the work of today’s honorees for their positive impacts to the Department, the City, and to the citizens who call Greenville home.   

“It is a privilege to recognize these remarkable individuals for what they have done for the Greenville Police Department and for our community,” Chief Miller said. “Each recipient exemplifies the high-level of talent, commitment, compassion, and ‘get it done’ attitude we need in our personnel and our citizens. These are earned recognitions, and I congratulate and thank each recipient.”

Pictures from today’s ceremony can be viewed HERE.

11th Annual Award Ceremony Recipients


Officer of the Year

Officer Jamie McGlothlen-Lepak

Recruit Officer of the Year

Officer Webster Gregory

Field Training Officer of the Year

Officer Jonathan Wehrly

Distinguished Life Saving Award

Officer Jeffrey Burdette, Officer Nathaniel Phillips, Detective David Gault, Officer Blake Gibson, Detective Payton Loyd, Officer Benjamin Miller

Civilian of the Year

Mrs. Theresa LaDue

Communications Specialist of the Year

Ms. Valli Rassi

Supervisor of the Year

Sergeant Jason Semanyk

Chief’s Award

Mr. Don Belue and Mr. Rick Woodall

Chief’s Commendation

Detective Brad Lusk, Officer Nate Phillips, Mr. Walter Castro, Mr. Marc Sevigny, Mr. Christopher Covington, Mr. Bob Castellani, and Mr. Douglas Dixon

Teamwork Award

Sergeant Charles Lane, Detective Brad Lusk, Master Patrolman William Lowry, Officer James Shelton, and Officer Tommy Westhoff

Special Recognition for 2017 DUI Challenge Participants

Officer Jacob Robinson (21 Arrests); Officer Diana Munoz (16 Arrests);
Officer Danielle Gorze (14 Arrests); Officer Thomas Moore (13 Arrests);
Officer Ashley Metzler (12 Arrests); Officer Jacob Smith (10 Arrests)

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