Annually, Gresham Police acknowledges the performance of individual employees and teams for actions that go above and beyond their assigned duties. The awards not only recognize heroic acts but also spotlight those who develop innovative and creative approaches toward operations that further the goals and objectives of the department.

Other 2012 Gresham Police Award winners were:

Mavis Murray Employee of the Year: Jill Mack, administrative assistant II.

Dwight Vicars Traffic Officer of the Year: Officer Jeff Cordes.

Chief’s Letter of Commendation: Officers Jeffrey Culp and Tyson Conroy.

Unit Citations: Major Crimes Team and the Gresham Police Benevolent Group Steering Committee.

Lifesaving Medal: Officers Aaron Turnage and Mike Brooder, who was awarded two medals.

Medal of Commendation: Detective Tim Snider.

Meritorious Service Medal: Deputy District Attorney Brenda Allen; Portland Police Officer Kristi Butcher; Barb Caine, with the Department of Motor Vehicles; Officer Tyson Conroy; Officer Brandon Crate; Sgt. Bob Fay; Detective Larry Foulke; Officer Brandon Gentry; Dale Geiger, with the Department of Justice; Officer Don Gibson; Detective Ryan Gleason; Officer Mark Hawley; Officer Justin Pick; Officer Tony Smith; and Officer David Snider.

Medal of Achievement: Officer Dan Estes; Police Records Specialist I Mary Kittleson; Detective Jim Leake; and Officer Anthony Smith.

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