Hazel Park Police Get Honors

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(Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 3, 2014)

Sometimes being a police officer can feel like a thankless job, but in Hazel Park city leaders want to make sure those who protect and serve are recognized for their work.  Last week they gathered at Kick Ass Sports Bar in Warren to hand out awards.  They also ate cake and basked in the warm and fuzzy feelings of the community coming together.

Two civilians were also honored for their bravery and quick-thinking.  J. Raymon  was given a Civilian Award for notifying police about robbery in progress at the Dollar Store, and Jaden Kanka was given a Civilian Award for escaping his home and calling police during a home invasion.

Police Chief Martin Barner was awarded a Certificate of Merit.  Barner has been with the Hazel Park Police since 1994, working his way up from a road patrol officer to several different levels of detective and lieutenant.  He was also an inaugural member of the Crime Suppression Task Force.

The following other awards were also issued:

Jason Pence – 1 Unit Commendation & 15 year Safe Driving Awardmoderntax

Kyle Hebert – 1 Unit Commendation & 1 Departmental Citation

Stanley Williams – 4 Unit Commendations, 1 Departmental Citation, 10 year Safe Driving Award

Joseph Lowry – 3 Units Commendations, 1 Departmental Citation, 10 year Safe Driving Award

Jason Clark – 3 Unit Commendations & 15 year Safe Driving Award

Det. Sean Boucher – 2 Unit Commendations, 2 Individual Citations, 10 year Safe Driving Award

Sgt. Suzanne Strautz – 3 Unit Commendations & 10 year Safe Driving Award

Lt. William Hamel – 1 Unit Commendation & 5 year Safe Driving Award

Sgt. Johnny Colley – 4 Unit Commendations, 1 Life Saving Award, 15 year Safe Driving Award

Lt. Brian Buchholz – 5 year Safe Driving Award

Sgt. Paul Holka – 1 Unit Commendation & 5 year Safe Driving Award

Lt. Jason Weimer – 1 Unit Commendation & 15 year Safe Driving Awardessential

Det. Michael Grigsby – 5 Unit Commendations, 1 Certificate of Merit, 10 year Safe Driving Award

Det. Xavier Piper – 3 Unit Commendations & 5 year Safe Driving Award

Disp. Brian Forrester – 4 Unit Commendations

David Vroman – 3 Unit Commendations, 1 Certificate of Merit, 10 year Safe Driving Award

Michael Kasdorf – 3 Unit Commendations, 1 Departmental Citation, 5 year Safe Driving Award

Joseph Gentilia – 1 Unit Commendation

Chad Jackson – 1 Unit Commendation

K-9 Brian Strick – 4 Unit Commendations & 1 Certificate of Merit

Det. Janeen Gielniak – 2 Unit Commendations

Raymond Donofrio – 2 Unit Commendations

Michael Emmi – 4 Unit Commendations, 1 Departmental Citation, 10 year Safe Driving Awardthank you joanne hite

Anton Locher – 4 Unit Commendations & 5 year Safe Driving Award

Matthew Viviano – 1 Unit Commendation

Disp. Deborah Taylor – 1 Individual Citation

Ryan Zook – 3 Unit Commendations & 5 year Safe Driving Award

Kyle Deur – 1 Unit Commendation

Auxiliary Command Officer of The Year – Lt. Brian Forrester

Auxiliary Officer of The Year – Ofc. Randi Olsen

Safe Driving Awards –

Capt. James WildStreet-Eatzz-Ad

Sgt. Michael Craft

Sgt. Wallace Crouch

Ofc. Duc Dang

Sgt. Steven Glenn

Ofc. Mechelle Grace

Lt. Brian Forrester

Sgt. Randy Jordan

Ofc. Ryan Redlawsk

Sgt. Joseph Roeder

Lt. James Vowell

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Sgt. Robert Williams (Chaplain)

Special recognition was also given to the Bike Patrol Officers and the Motorcycle Unit.

For more information on the Hazel Park Police, visit their website at http://www.hazelparkpd.us/about/Pages/default.aspx.

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