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2015 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. 

Please take a moment and view this presentation.  I know that you will be thankful; as I am that there are men and women in our community who make the choice to serve unselfishly.

Best Regards,

Gregory Mullen



 
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Mr. James Walker

James Walker
James Walker is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Citizen of the Year award by Mayor John Tecklenburg and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.




VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR


Mr. Robert Oros

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Robert Oros is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Volunteer of the Year award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.





FORENSIC SERVICES TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR

Crime Scene Technician Mary Phillips

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CST Mary Phillips is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Forensic Services Technician of the Year award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.




FLEET SERVICES TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR


Mr. Oscar Wright

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Oscar Wright is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Fleet Services Technician of the Year award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.



CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR

Victim Advocate Catrice Smalls


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Catrice Smalls is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Civilian Employee of the Year award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.




PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Officer Clifford Millar

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Officer Millar is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Probationary Police Officer of the Year award by Mayor John Tecklenburg and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.



POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Officer Joshua Razumich

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Officer Razumich is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Police Officer of the Year award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.



TEAM OF THE YEAR

Team One Power Squad
Sgt Shane LaFromboise
SPO Jonathan Nacy
PO Sean Harkins
PO Andrew Lupisella
PO Robert Newcomb
PO Christopher Black
PO Brett Creese
PO Todd Mallek (Not Pictured)


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Team One Power Squad is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Team of the Year award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.




LIFE SAVING AWARD

Officers Michael Galka and Jason DuFault


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Officers Galka and DuFault are presented the Charleston Police Department’s Life Saving Award by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.




LIFE SAVING AWARD


Officer TerryAnn Ferguson


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Officer Ferguson is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Life Saving Award and a State Resolution by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.



LIFE SAVING AWARD

Sgt Patrick McLaughlin

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Sergeant McLaughlin is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Life Saving Award and a State Resolution by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.




MEDAL OF VALOR


Officer Grant Mattingley

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Officer Mattingley  is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Medal of Valor by Mayor John Tecklenburg
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.




RECOGNITION OF SUPPORT

Mr. Markland Johnson


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Markland Johnson of Embassy Suites is presented the Chief's Award for his support of the Charleston Police Department by Mayor John Tecklenburg and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.




RECOGNITION OF SUPPORT

Ms. Marcy Redick


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Marcy Redick of CostCo is presented the Chief's Award for her support of the Charleston Police Department by Mayor John Tecklenburg 
and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.




RECOGNITION OF SUPPORT

Mr. Matt Adams


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Matt Adams of Harris Teeter is presented the Chief's Award for his support of the Charleston Police Department by Mayor John Tecklenburg and Chief of Police, Gregory G. Mullen on February 11th, 2016.