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VPD Honors Officers/Staff
Friday, 22 March 2013

ImageMarch 25--  The Vidalia Police Department honored their officers and support staff last week with an awards banquet held at the Vidalia Community Center.  Following a talk given by Tim Bearden who is the Director of the Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, and dinner, the awards presentation was held.  Two officers shared the Officer of the Year Award with Timothy Coursey and Josh Blake taking the top honor which was voted on by their peers.

 

Coursey, a 3 year veteran of the department, said, “It means a lot to me.  I’d really like to thank all the supervisors that have had to put up with me all these years.  It’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”  Blake, who has a little over 2 and a half years with the department said, “It makes me feel good that I’m out there doing my job professionally.  I’m courteous and I’m glad that everybody else in the department seems to have a little faith in me.  It gives me a lot of pride and I enjoy what I do.”

 

Other officers and staff receiving honors were Lasandra Wells - Employee of the Year, Justin Phillips – Rookie of the Year, and James Jamon – Supervisor of the Year.

 

 
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