Chattanooga Police hold annual awards ceremony

By honoring these dedicated men and women, the CPD says it not only shows the respect deserved for a job well done, but also highlights the standards and expectations of the department and the community it serves. (Image: Chattanooga Police Dept. Twitter page).

Chattanooga p?olice officers, civilian employees, community members and partner agencies were recognized Thursday night at the Chattanooga Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony? held at Calvary Chapel.

Each year the Chattanooga Police Department honors officers and civilians who’ve performed an exceptional act or served in an exceptional manner. The recipients represented examples of bravery, dedication and extraordinary work ethic.

“I got to finish my career in law enforcement doing what I like best, recognizing the sacrifice, heroics, and service of the men and women of the police department and our partners in the community,"? said CPD Chief Fred Fletcher.

By honoring these dedicated men and women, the CPD says it not only shows the respect deserved for a job well done, but also highlights the standards and expectations of the department and the community it serves.

  • Officer of the Year ~ Officer Chris Mullinix
  • Patrol Officer of the Year ~ Officer Zackary Crawford
  • Investigator of the Year ~ Investigator Brad Brown
  • Civilian of the Year ~ Amy Schaefer
  • Rookie of the Year ~ Officer Patrick Cavanaugh
  • Supervisor of the Year ~ Sergeant Tommy Meeks
  • Manager of the Year ~ Lieutenant John Chambers
  • Life Saving Awards ~ Sergeant Tim Tomisek, Sergeant Steve Wiertel, Sergeant Andrew Peker, Officer Brian Angel, Officer Curtis Roth, Officer Zackary Crawford
  • Chief’s Awards ~ Sergeant Josh May, Sam Wofford, Zachary Wiley, Kenneth Elwood, Kenny Reynolds, Raymond Hass, Caroline Huffaker
  • Special Recognition ~ Crime Analysis Unit, Traffic Unit, Crime Scene Unit, Victim Services Unit
  • Chief’s Certificate of Appreciation ~ Shirley Varner, Pam Hickman, Alice Turner
  • Spirit of Community Policing ~ Officer Rob Simmons
  • Distinguished Alumnus ~ Bobby Simpson, Curtis Greene
  • Law Enforcement Partner of the Year ~ Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office
  • Community Partners of the Year ~ James Moreland, Stacy Johnson
  • Federal Partner of the Year ~ U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association ~ Jeffery Evans
  • Chaplain of the Year ~ Ben Brychta
  • *Distinguished Legacy Award - Assistant Chief Tracy Arnold (*First-time award for career contributions to community policing, mentorship, and enhancing CPD’s response to victims of crime presented by Paul Smith, Group Violence Intervention Field Advisor at John Jay College)
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