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3/23/07-Tyler

Tyler Police Honor Their Best And Brightest

They serve and protect us, and tonight they are recognized for their valor and bravery.

The Tyler Police Department held its annual awards banquet this evening, honoring exemplary members both civilian and sworn officers.

 Recognition was given to those involved in the shooting of DPS Trooper Steven Stone and the fatal shooting of Constable Dale Geddie in 2006.

Awards were handed out tonight not only to those involved in dangerous situations such as these, but also to those who do a good job day in and day out.

<it means a lot to them and their families because our families sacrifice a lot of us to be officers and so we allow the families to come out here with them and it's just a great time to celebrate and remember their accomplishments that they did in the year 2006."

HERE ARE THE 2007 TYLER POLICE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS:

MASTER AWARD WINNERS:

 Officer of the Year - Steve Black

 Plainclothes Officer of the year - Karl Pottkotter

 Rookie of the Year - Michelle Brock

 Sworn Supervisor of the Year - Sgt. Jeff Callaway

 Unit of the Year - Propoert Crimes Division

     (sgt. Eddie Sheffield, Det. Karl Pottkotter, Det. Gregg Roberts, Det. R.M. Smith, Det. John Partlow, Det. Richard Cashell, Det. Gary King,                                                Det. Johnny Green, Det. Don rutledge, Det. Rodney Harrington, Public Service Officers Shawn Hampton and Shanon Hayes)

 Civilian Supervisor of the year - Michael McGregor

 Civilian Employee of the Year - Stella Robinson

 Volunteer of the Year - Richard and Shirley Eckerle

Tyler Patrolman's Association Awards:

 Presidents Award - Bill Lemmert

 Excellence Award - Bill Horton

Citizens Certificate of Merit:

 Ron Garrett for his assistance during the attempted forgery in progress at Regions Bank on December 21, 2006.

 Augustus Asbell and David Guyton for their assistance during the robber in progress at Food Fast on W. Houston on January 25, 2007.

 Pierce Moore for his design and fabrication of numerous devices used for training officers.

Certificate of Excellence:

 Gleith Green

Certificate of Merit:

 Officer Robbie Matthews

 Deputy Marshal Anton Slavich for his continued support and assistance to the department in criminal investigations.

Life Saving Award:

 Lt. Derreck Wagoner

 Sgt. Jeff Rackliff

KLTV 7 congratulates all the winners and thanks all the officer for their service to our community!

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