Law Enforcement Honors & Awards Ceremony in Rocklin
On the evening of Thursday, November 7th, The Placer County Law Enforcement Agencies Executive Council (commonly referred to as P.L.E.A.) sponsored and coordinated the 25th annual Placer County Law Enforcement Honors and Awards Ceremony, held at Destiny Church in Rocklin.
The Honors and Awards event each year recognizes and honors law enforcement acts that were above and beyond the call of duty in Placer County.
The Keynote Speaker was Chief Bernard Melekian, who has nearly 40-years law enforcement experience, has a Doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development, is a former Medal of Valor and Medal of Courage recipient and most recently retired as Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing, a position appointed by U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. Chief Melekain spoke about the nobility of policing and expressed how law enforcement officers are the guardians of democracy and the face of our government. He explained how law enforcement officers are placed in harms way and risk their lives every day for the honor to protect our U.S. and State Constitutions.
P.L.E.A. is proud to announce this years award recipients (listed in order of presentation):
AUBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Volunteer Dave Albright, Certificate of Appreciation
LINCOLN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Lincoln Police Officer Chris Randall, Silver Medal of Valor
PLACER COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT
Deputy Probation Officer Lisa Risse, Bronze Medal of Valor
Deputy Probation Officer Matthew Pagano is awarded the Distinguished Service Commendation
PLACER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Deputy Eric Bakulich, Silver Medal of Valor
Deputy Dave Clark, Silver Medal of Valor
Sergeant Ty Conners, Life Saving Effort Award
Deputy David Morris, Life Saving Effort Award
Deputy Scott Dow, Distinguished Service Award
ROSEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Officer Timothy Williams, Life Saving Effort Award
Volunteer Judie Mula, the Mark White Memorial Award
ROCKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Police Services Manager Mike Nottoli, the Matt Redding "Guardian" Award
Volunteer Branch Director Jana Mayer, Placer County Chaplains Award
SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT/PLACER COUNTY PROBATION/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Twenty two sworn personnel from various law enforcement agencies assigned to the Special Investigations Unit, and two HHS Practitioners received Certificates of Appreciation for their efforts in dealing with Prison Realignment in Placer County (names withheld due to the nature of their assignment).
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