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2017 Award Ceremony Recipients

Charleston Police Department’s Annual Awards Program

“In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.”

                                                                                                                        -Aristotle

In a deliberate and humble manner, the Charleston Police Department holds an annual awards ceremony to honor those police officers, civilian employees, and residents who have excelled, demonstrated exceptional service to the community, and contributed substantially in the police department’s quest to achieve its mission.  This is our way to make these exceptional people aware that they are appreciated and serve an important role in our society.  Through the individual and collective efforts of the award recipients, The City of Charleston and its neighborhoods are safer and more livable.

Among the awards presented are the Medal of Valor, for bravery and heroism; the Lifesaving Award; and Employee, Citizen, Volunteer, and Team of the Year.

Through this ceremony, the Department formally, through symbolism and public recognition, acknowledges the outstanding performance and contributions made by each of the award recipients.  Their selection distinguishes them among their peers and says that for this particular period in time they are the “Best of the Best.”  Our admiration and appreciation goes out to each of them for their dedication and commitment to making Charleston the very best it can be. 


CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Mr. Paul White

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Paul White was presented the Charleston Police Department’s Citizen of the Year award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018.





COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR


Mrs. Holly Burek

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Holly Burek was chosen as the Charleston Police Department’s Community Service Officer of the Year. The award was
presented by Mayor John Tecklenburg and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018. 





FORENSIC SERVICES EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Mrs. Maria Heffron

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Maria Heffron is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Forensic Services Employee of the Year award by
Mayor John Tecklenburg and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22
nd, 2018.



FLEET SERVICES EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR


Mrs. Evelyn Grant

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Evelyn Grant is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Fleet Services Employee of the Year award by
Mayor John Tecklenburg and  Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018.



CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR

Animal Services Supervisor Shanae Gooding-Bowden

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Shanae Gooding-Bowden is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Civilian Employee of the Year award by
Mayor John Tecklenburg and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018.




PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Officer Matthew Vollono

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Officer Matthew Vollono is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Probationary Police Officer of the Year award by
Mayor John Tecklenburg and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018.




POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Officer Terry Cherry

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Officer Terry Cherry is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Police Officer of the Year award by
Mayor John Tecklenburg and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018.



TEAM OF THE YEAR #1

Team One Midnight Flex
Officer Clint Black
Officer Aaron Preston
Officer Brett Creese
Senior Police Officer  Jonathan Nacy

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Team One Midnight Flex is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Team of the Year award by
Mayor John Tecklenburg and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018.




TEAM OF THE YEAR #2

Quick Response Squad
Sergeant Eric Light (not pictured)
SPO Jason Frederick
Officer Joshua Razumich
Officer David Bianchi
Officer Christopher Wycoff
Officer Michael Bruce
SPO Matthew Summerlin
SPO Andrew Lupisella
Officer Matthew Tulla

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Quick Response Squad is also presented the Charleston Police Department’s Team of the Year award by 
Mayor John Tecklenburg and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018.




LIFESAVING AWARD

Officer Shelby Storen

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Officer Shelby Storen is presented the Lifesaving Award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018.



LIFESAVING AWARD

Officer Anthony Gallo

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Officer Anthony Gallo is presented the Lifesaving Award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Interim Chief of Police, Jerome Taylor on February 22nd, 2018.