Franklin Police Officers Honored at Gala

Franklin Police Officers

Franklin Police Officers and civilian employees were honored at The 4th Annual Knights in Blue Gala this past Saturday. The gala was organized and hosted by the Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association.

The following FPD employees were recognized:

  • Chief’s Award, given to the officer who most exemplifies, in their every-day work, the three words worn on the sleeves of every Franklin Police Officer: Professional, Progressive, ResponsiveOfficer Clayton Cates
  •  Jackie Moore Award, given to the officer whose every-day work product is reflective of the service and values displayed throughout retired Franklin Police Chief Jackie Moore’s career: Officers Samantha Brooks and Tim Damm
  •  Officer of the Year: Officer Cory Kroeger
  •  Detective of the Year: Detective Darren Barnes
  •  Dispatcher of the Year: Mike Fay
  •  Leadership Award – Deputy Chief Kevin Teague
  • Medal of Valor – Officers Clayton Cates and Herman Gomez
  •  Innovation Award, given to the officer whose technological contributions have helped to keep the Franklin PD cutting edge in their use of computer technology in an electronic era: Officer Brandon Sandrell
  •  Impact Award, given to the officer whose ‘outside of the box’ vision has made notable differences in the reduction of crime and increased quality of life for Franklin citizens: Officer Matt Smalley
  •  Sober Streets Award, given to the officer who had the most notable contribution in the Department’s efforts to detect, arrest, and prosecute impaired drivers: Officer Adam Cohen
  •  Sharpshooter Award, given to the officer who has the highest cumulative shooting score average for combined yearly qualification scores in the Department:Sergeant Scott Butler

“As the Chief, I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of the ladies and gentlemen of this Department,” David Rahinsky, Chief of Police said. “This annual banquet gives us an opportunity to recognize stellar commitment and initiative.”

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