Each year the Chattanooga Police Department honors police officers, professional staff, and community members who have demonstrated extraordinary skill, work ethic, and professionalism in making neighborhoods and other areas in Chattanooga safer and more enjoyable.
The Chattanooga Police Department held the 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony Thursday at Calvary Chapel.
During the ceremony, 40-plus officers were recognized for Victim Support, Community Policing, Lifesaving, Chief of Police Special Award, and Merit. CPD professional staff as well as community members and partners are also honored for their dedication to the community and the department.
Here are the awards:
Officer of the Year ~ Sgt. Sean O’Brien
Patrol Officer of the Year ~ Officer Brian McClard
Investigator of the Year ~ Investigator Terry Topping
FTO of the Year ~ FTO Brian Blumenburg
Civilian of the Year ~ Marcie Keith
Rookie of the Year ~ Officer Joseph Seech
Supervisor of the Year ~ Sergeant Allen Griffith
Manager of the Year ~ Captain Jerome Halbert
Victim Support Service (Neighborhood Policing) ~ Officer Chad Yates
Victim Support Service (Investigations) ~ Inv. Damarise Goehring
Chief’s Award ~ Bike Unit, IT Department, Narcotics Unit, Officer Matthew Balinger
Life Saving Awards ~ Officer Ric Engle, Officer Donnis Boochie,
Officer Brian McClard, Officer Terry Topping, Officer Shane Martin,
Officer Joshua George, Officer Luke Simon, Officer Alvin Abbett,
Officer Zachary Lloyd, Officer Joseph Seech, Officer Charlie Decker,
Officer Jacob Lee, Officer Eric Scaife, Officer Dennis Harrison,
Officer Christina Pierre, Officer Jonathon Bradley, Officer Jonathon Adams,
Officer Madyson Hazen, Officer Joshua Price
Spirit of Community Policing ~ Officer Lee Mayweather / Officer Eric Milchak
Distinguished Alumni ~ Melinda Bryan, Helen Cooper
Law Enforcement Partner of the Year ~ Tennessee Hwy Patrol - Lt. John Harmon
Community Partners of the Year ~ Special Olympics, Jennifer McAfee
Federal Partner of the Year ~ United States District Atty’s Office
Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association ~ Rick Cochrane
Explorer of the Year ~ Ezra Howard
Chaplain of the Year ~ Darren Delaney
The actions of these individuals, units, and agencies exemplify the highest standards and values of the Chattanooga Police Department, said officials.