Officer of the Year

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A Police Officer of the Year award is given in conjunction with the Hoopeston Jaycee Distinguished Service Awards Banquet each January.  The officer's peers select the officer whom they feel has contributed the most to the city and to the department during the previous year.  This officer represents the department and creed of Honor, Pride, Duty.

Although each member of the police department is worthy, the following members have received this honor:

Sergeant Joe Gaffney (2002)

Sergeant Jim DeWitt (2003)

Officer Jeremy Welch (2004)

Officer Adam Watson (2005)

Officer Quentin Morgan (2006)

Officer Chad Smith (2007)

Officer Ron Cade (2008)

Sergeant James Goodrum (2009)

Officer Tim Beckett (2010)





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Photographs courtesy of Just The Facts