|Employee Honored For Contributions To Department
August 10, 2006 - Knoxville Mayor Bill
Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Diane Lewis as the
Civilian Employee of the Month for June 2006. Ms. Lewis is the Patrol
Division Administrative Assistant and has been with the department
since March 2001.
Owen said that Ms. Lewis fields numerous daily requests from patrol
officers and citizens effectively and efficiently. Ms. Lewis is aware
of numerous departmental resources available to ensure these requests
are met with the correct response.
Ms. Lewis has recently volunteered to assist with the newly created
Search and Recovery Team. Her administrative experience has been vital
in the preparation for the creation and training of the team.
Chief Owen said, "The Search and Recovery Team, which is a new
and innovative concept, will soon include training of numerous citizen
volunteers. That project is becoming a reality due in large part to
Ms. Lewis' diligence and hard work."
"Ms. Lewis is known to "check-in" on holidays and while
on vacation just to be sure everything is OK. She is an exemplary
employee who contributes to the mission of the Knoxville Police Department
on a daily basis," said Chief Owen.
Mayor Haslam said, "Ms. Lewis is commended for what she accomplishes
on a daily basis as well as the additional responsibilities that she
has voluntarily taken on this year. She is extremely deserving of
this special award."
Ms. Lweis will receive a signed certificate from the Mayor and Chief
along with a free dinner from Bayou Bay Seafood House.
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