On January 16, 2013 Monroe Police Chief Tim Quenzer presented the 2012 police department employee awards at the City of Monroe council meeting:
• “Lifesaving” Award - Officer James Tolbert for administering life saving aid to an adult male located during a welfare check.
• “Distinguished Service” Award – Evidence Technician Julie Stuvland for her outstanding job handling our Evidence Room, providing support to our Officers, and attention to detail while serving the Monroe Police Department and citizens of Monroe.
• “Distinguished Service” Award – CSO LaDonna Whalen, Investigations Assistant Monica Sandoval, and Customer Service Specialist Eloisa Rodriguez for their outstanding efforts to educate and train our Latino community on the proper use of child restraint systems for the citizens of Monroe. Their contribution resulted in 48 child car seat inspections and the distribution of 30 new child restraint systems.
• Letter of Commendation – Officer Jason Southard for his response to a tragic drowning incident on August 26, 2012 at Lake Tye Park. Officer Southard entered the water in search for the victim and later went to the hospital to assist the family.
• Letters of Recognition – Sergeant Steve Clopp, Officers Tim Walker, Jake Eriks, Javier Patton, and Darryl Stamey for the response to the tragic drowning incident at Lake Tye Park. Their efforts were exceptional as they gathered information, interviewed witnesses, located the mother in Everett, and stayed with the family as they arrived at Valley General Hospital and later to Children’s Hospital in Seattle.
• Letters of Recognition – Sergeant Derrel Johnson and Officer Scott Richey for taking the lead on case management of an arrest that solved over 23 cases involving vehicle prowls, criminal trespass, and possession of stolen property. They both thoroughly reviewed the cases, worked with the prosecutor and were instrumental in achieving a high bail amount to keep the suspect incarcerated.
• Letter of Recognition – Sergeant Cindy Chessie for her exemplary service in child safety by obtaining a grant for a Cribs for Kids program that will provide free cribs to citizens who have children sleeping in unsafe conditions.
• Letter of Recognition – Officer Nathan Erdmann for his excellent work with a recent arrest involving multiple burglaries with more than 20 victims stretching from King to Snohomish County.
• Letters of Recognition – Sergeants Rick Dunn & Brian Johnston for their excellent management in coordinating an area search for a missing juvenile that resulted in the juvenile’s safe return.
• Letter of Recognition – Officer Darryl Stamey for his outstanding efforts as he leads the department in driving under the influence enforcement efforts and impact on road safety for our citizens.
For additional information on this media release, contact Administrative Director Debbie Willis 360-863-4579.