August 28, 2008
It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce the following selections for Police Officer of the Year for the following two organizations in our community:
Officer Alan Rogers Elks Lodge
Officer of the Year
Officer Nat Newport VFW Officer of the Year
A number of officers were nominated by peers and supervisors over the course of the last several weeks. On August 27th, staff met as a group and discussed the attributes of a number of officers. As the discussion progressed, the skills, activities, and character of these two officers yielded a unanimous selection as listed above. Please join me in congratulating them on this award.
Officer Rogers [received] his award at a banquet hosted by the Elks Lodge on September 6th at 1800 hours. Officer Newport will receive his award at a time to be specified in the future.
Those who were nominated, but not selected, will be notified by their supervisors in the near future. I would like to commend each of you for your outstanding work that led to your nomination. I also know that every single member of this agency works diligently each day and could likely receive a similar award if we had enough to go around. Thank you all for your professionalism and dedication to the citizens of Show Low.
Again, congratulations to Nat and Alan on t-his achievement!
J. Jeffrey Smythe
Chief of Police