Chattanooga Police officers, professional staff, community members and partner agencies were recognized for their service on Friday evening at the Chattanooga Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony held at Calvary Chapel.
Each year the CPD honors officers and civilians who've performed an exceptional act or served in an exceptional manner.
The recipients represent examples of bravery, dedication and extraordinary work ethic.
"This is a night when we recognize single events that illustrate what the men and women of the Chattanooga Police Department do every single day of the year," said Chief David Roddy."What's not lost is the other 364 nights these men and women went home without their efforts being recognized, but that's still part of the job and they do it without question, without fear, without favor, without hesitation every single day for this community.
"By honoring these dedicated men and women, CPD not only shows the respect deserved for a job well done, but also increases the standards and expectations of the department and the community it serves."
Officer of the Year ~ Officer Jeremiah Cook
Patrol Officer of the Year ~ Officer Benjamin Piazza
Investigator of the Year ~ Investigator Terry Barnes
Civilian of the Year ~ Sue Poole
Rookie of the Year ~ Officer Chris Bruce
Supervisor of the Year ~ Sergeant Vinnie Holoman
Manager of the Year ~ Captain Jonathan Bryant
*Victim Support Service (Neighborhood Policing) ~ Sergeant Jason Wood
*Victim Support Service (Investigations) ~ Investigator Bryon Boller
Life Saving Awards ~ Officer Chad Yates, Officer Josh Day, Officer Joseph Seech, Officer John Doub, Officer Joseph Dorman, Officer Rebekah Schwartz, Officer Daniel Russell, Officer Brian McClard, Officer Lee Mayweather, Officer John Barnett, Officer Jennifer Lockhart, Officer Joseph Sanchez, Officer Gary Frisbee, Officer Adam Krystaponis, Chiniqua Favors
Chief’s Awards ~ Investigator Chris Blackwell, Investigator Lucas Fuller
Special Recognition ~ Homicide Unit, Recruiting Unit
Spirit of Community Policing ~ Officer Michael Ampthor
Distinguished Alumnus ~ Kelley Miller
Law Enforcement Partner of the Year ~ Dr. John Cosgrove (AEGIS)
Community Partners of the Year ~ Andy Smith (YCAP), Ezra Harris (Eastdale Neighborhood Association)
Federal Partner of the Year ~ Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF)
Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association ~ Frances Forester, Sylvia Dance
Explorer of the Year ~ Parker Lively
Chaplain of the Year ~ Andy Bell