ARLINGTON – The embedded social worker program in Arlington has been a big success, and to honor that officer Ken Thomas and social worker Britney Sutton were named Police Employees of the Year at a recent awards ceremony.
Honorees display the highest values of the profession including Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Professionalism and Innovation, a city news release Friday says.
The evening started with a special dedication in remembrance of retired Police Chief Steve Robinson, who died in September after a lengthy battle with
Other honors included:
Valor: Mike McQuoid and Mike Knight
Life-Saving: Officer Shelly Hamel
Commendations: Detective Mike Phillips, officer Molly Ingram, Sgt. Kay Schander
Chief’s Community Engagement Award: School Resource Officer Justin Olson
Chief’s Traffic Enforcement Award: Officer Stephanie Ambrose
Chief’s DUI Award: Officer Alex Donchez
20 Years of Service: Officer Ken Thomas, detective Mike Phillips
15 Years of Service: Sgt. Mike Gilbert; services officer Val Copeland
10 Years of Service: Officers Stephanie Ambrose and Mike Sargent; services technician Karen Waidman
Volunteer Awards: Rich Stommel for customer service, knowledge, can-do attitude and all-around support; Kimberly Casteel for community outreach coordination, Pennies for Puppies and K9 fundraising.
Chief’s Service Award: Tony Orr for outstanding service in the Information Technology department
Community Awards: Cascade Valley Health Foundation for donation of an ATV; Rotary Club for donation of AEDs