50th Annual Fire, Police & Deputy Sheriff’s Community Recognition Luncheon

INDIANAPOLIS – Citizens Energy Group presented the 50th Annual Fire, Police & Deputy Sheriff’s Community Recognition Luncheon on Thursday afternoon at Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center. The awards are presented to deserving members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) and Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to honor those who risk their lives to save others.

The event was hosted by WRTV6 personalities Ericka Flye and Rafael Sanchez and recognized numerous IMPD officers for the outstanding performance in 2017. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and IMPD Chief Bryan Roach were on hand to congratulate recipients on a job well done.

The following list includes all who were honored:

Downtown District Officer of the Year
Officer Matthew Plummer – Honoree
Officer Thomas McGraw
Officer Cedric Young

North District Officer of the Year
Officer Andrew Girt – Honoree
Officer Dean Roberts
Officer David Hutson
Officer Richard Christian

Northwest District Officer of the Year
Officer Stephanie Greene – Honoree
Officer De’joure Mercer
Officer Dustin Danai
Officer Ryan Deakin

East District Officer of the Year
Detective Michael Roach – Honoree
Officer Jeremy Torres
Officer Daniel Hiser
Officer Cory Lindley

Southwest District Officer of the Year
Officer Christopher Houdashelt – Honoree
Officer Jeffrey Lawson
Officer John Montgomery
Officer Sara Didandeh

Southeast District Officer of the Year
Detective Scott Meyer – Honoree
Officer Jason Hayes
Officer Joshua Reese
Officer Richard Faulkner Sr.

Investigative Officer of the Year
Detective Brian Thorla – Honoree
Detective Julie Dutrieux
Detective Joel Reierson
Detective Linda White

Special Services Officer of the Year
Officer Arthur Sibley – Honoree
Sergeant Paul Vanek
Officer William Amberger
Officer Molly Groce

Community Service Officer of the Year
Officer Christina Slack – Honoree
Officer John Wall

Administration Officer of the Year
Sergeant Catherine Cummings – Honoree
Sergeant Brian McEwen
Sergeant James Barrow

Rookie of the Year
Officer Corey Mims – Honoree
Officer Nicholas Snow
Officer Shane Nicholsen
Officer Brandon Brown

Supervisor of the Year
Lieutenant Dale True – Honoree
Sergeant Shane Foley
Sergeant Steve Cheh
Sergeant David Miller

Crime Stopper Officer of the Year
Detective Christopher G. Cooper – Honoree
Detective Cheryl Cameron
Detective Jonathan Haynes
Detective Steven Brinker

Traffic Officer of the Year
Sergeant Neal Rich- Honoree
Officer Travis Hunter
Officer Thomas Weida

Reserve Officer of the Year
Officer Michael Martin – Honoree
Sergeant Mark Mennonno
Sergeant Robert Williams
Officer Charles Martin

IMPD Officer of the Year
Officer Richard Christian

IMPD thanks all the award sponsors who graciously donated in order to honor these selfless public servants. Please join us in congratulating all of the award recipients and nominees for their outstanding contributions to this great city!

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