Posted: Friday, December 20th 2013 at 1:00pm
Suwanee recognizes officers, other city employees
SUWANEE - Suwanee police officers and other employees were recognized recently by the City of Suwanee for service that exceeds expectations.
Three police officers received Merit Awards in recognition of their exemplary service on specific calls. Officer Chance Belcher received two, one for thinking and acting quickly to get an injured driver out of her burning vehicle and the other for "judicious" pursuit and the eventual arrest of burglary suspects.
Officer Robert McCoy, who also was selected as Officer of the Year by his colleagues, received a Merit Award for running into a blazing home – twice – and rescuing the two homeowners. Cpl. Susan Roetzer was awarded for her work and "conscientious" attention to developing a new departmental Field Training Officer Manual.
Others officers recognized by the police department include:
Clinton Latham – received the Chief’s Award for consistent high-quality work and his positive representation of the department.
Brandon Mathews – also received the Chief’s Award for his excellent work on the department’s efforts to attain national re-accreditation.
Gwen Franklin – selected by police department employees as Civilian of the Year.
Sgt. Robert Thompson – named Top Gun for earning the highest score on the department’s qualifying pistol course.
Suwanee Quality – Wendy Budd, finance; James Miller, public works
Unique - Juan Beltran, public works; Catherine Eidson – municipal court
Visionary – Lynne DeWilde, community and economic development; Capt. Cass Mooney, police
Remarkable – Ofc. Elias Casanas, police; William Manigault, public work
Several employees were recognized for receiving complements from citizen-customers and were awarded SEE (Suwanee Exceeds Expectations) awards: Sgt. Jeff Dickens, police; Oficer Elton Hassell, police; Trinity Hsu, finance; Annette Phelps, planning & inspections; and David Woulard, public works.
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