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KPD OFFICERS OF THE MONTH & AWARDS
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2009 AWARDS
OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Officer Smith and Chief Owen
Consistent Performance, Dedication, and High Level of Achievement Earns Officer Special Honor
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Randall Smith the 2009 Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Smith has been with the department since June 2006 and was twice awarded the Officer of the Month award in 2009.
[NEWS RELEASE]

RESERVE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Officer Riggins and Chief Owen
Reserve Officer Honored For Service To The Community
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Reserve Officer Patrick Riggins the 2009 Reserve Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Reserve Officer Riggins has been a member of the Reserve Unit since February 2008.
[NEWS RELEASE]

EXPLORER OF THE YEAR
Commitment To Program Earns Explorer Special Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Victoria LaGrange the 2009 Explorer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Explorer LaGrange has been serving in the program since July 2008.
[NEWS RELEASE]

DECEMBER OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Cook, Chief Owen
Investigation and Arrest of Attempted Rape Suspect Earns Officer Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Robert Cook the December 2009 Officer of the Month. Officer Cook has been with the Knoxville Police Department since August 2008.
[NEWS RELEASE]

NOVEMBER OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Halseth, Chief Owen
Drug Shipment Investigation Results In Award For Officer
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Lance Halseth the November Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Halseth has been with KPD since August 2005.
[NEWS RELEASE]

OCTOBER OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Hamilton, Chief Owen
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Knoxville Police Officer Nelson Hamilton the October Officer of the Month. Officer Hamilton has been with the department since December 2002.
[NEWS RELEASE]


SEPTEMBER OFFICERS OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam and Chief Owen with Officers Gilreath and Burrell
Bank Robbery Investigation and Safe Burglary Investigation Earns Two Investigators Special Honors
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Todd Gilreath and James Burrell the September Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Investigator Gilreath has been with the department since January 1994. Investigator Burrell has been with KPD since December 1998.
[NEWS RELEASE]

JULY OFFICERS OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam and Chief Owen with Officers Thornton, Bell and Whillock
Arrest of Vehicle Burglary Suspects Earns Special Award for Three Officers
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Timothy Thornton, Officer Brian Bell and Officer Preston Whillock as the July Officers of the Month. All three officers have been with the department since June 2006. Officer Whillock was previously an Officer of the Month and Life Saving Award recipient in 2007.
[NEWS RELEASE]



MAY OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Smith, Chief Owen
Officer Investigation Results in Suspect Arrest and Award for Officer
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Randal Smith the May Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Smith has been a member of the department since June 2006.
[NEWS RELEASE]

APRIL OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Smith, Chief Owen
Arrest of Armed Robbery Suspect Earns Officer Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Joey Mattina the April Officer of the Month. Officer Mattina has been with the Knoxville Police Department since January 1997.
[NEWS RELEASE]

FEBRUARY OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Mayor Haslam, Officer Linkins, Chief Owens
Arrests In Safe Theft Ring Earns Officer Special Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Investigator Ron Linkins the February Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Investigator Linkins has been with KPD since March 1995.
[NEWS RELEASE]

LIFE SAVING AWARD
Officer Waggoner and Chief Owen
Officer Receives Life Saving Award for Saving Motorist Trapped in Burning Car
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department’s Life Saving Award to Officer Jayson Waggoner. Officer Waggoner has been with the Knoxville Police Department since June 2006.
[NEWS RELEASE]

JANUARY OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Officer Giammarino and Chief Owen
Investigation Into Home Repair Scam Earns Officer Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Investigator Richard Giammarino the January Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Investigator Giammarino has been with the department since November 1986.
[NEWS RELEASE]

JANUARY OFFICER OF THE MONTH
Officer Smith adn Chief Owen
Three Felony Arrests Earns Officer Award
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Randall Smith the January Officer of the month for the Knoxville Police Department. Smith has been an officer for the department since June 2006.
[NEWS RELEASE]

2009 OFFICERS OF THE MONTH LIST:
January Randal Smith
Paul Giammarino
February Ron Linkins
April Joey Mattina
May Randal Smith
July Timothy Thornton
Brian Bell
Preston Whillock
September Todd Gilreath
James Burrell
October Nelson Hamilton
November Lance Halseth
December Robert Cook


2009 YEAR AWARDS:
Officer of the Year - Randall Smith
Reserve Officer of the Year - Patrick Riggins
Explorer of the Year - Victoria LaGrange



2009 LIFESAVING AWARD LIST:
Jayson Waggoner
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