Monday, May 21, 2001

County law enforcers honored

Peers recognize exemplary service with awards

By Kristina Goetz
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        More than a dozen awards were handed out for exemplary service Saturday night at the 34th annual Hamilton County Law Enforcement Awards at the Radisson Hotel in Sharonville.

        The program highlighted men and women who were selected by their peers, and top officials were on hand to present the awards.

        Recipients were:

        • Officer Mark Garner, Norwood Police Department, for the Act of Bravery Award.

        • Criminal Investigation Section Fraud Squad, Cincinnati Police Division, for the Contribution to Law Enforcement Award.

        • Officer Albert Brown, Cincinnati Police Division, for the Police Work with Children Award.

        • Officer Mark D. Ziegler, Cincinnati Police Division, for the Outstanding Job of Traffic Enforcement/Education Award.

        • Spec. Regina Zimmerman, Cincinnati Police Division's vice/pharmaceutical diversion squad; Detective Jeffery Gilker, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office organized crime division and Agent Harold Torrens, Ohio Department of Public Safety investigative unit for the Best Overall Investigative Job Leading to Solution of Crime Award.

        • Sgt. Jeff Hunt, Cincinnati Police Division, for the Superior Achievement in Police Leadership Award.

        • Capt. David S. Gregory, Cincinnati Police Division, for the Most Constructive Plans or Ideas for Improvement of Police Operations Award.

        • Cpls. Don Deller and Rex Skinner, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, for the Superior Achievement in Professionalism Award.

        • Tiffany Bond, Glenn Walker and Kevin Kelley for the Citizen's Award.

        • Ford Motor Company, for the Corporate Award.

        The awards selection committee included representatives of the U.S. Justice Department, FBI, Hamilton County prosecutor's office, Hamilton County Sheriff's office, Cincinnati Police Division, Hamilton County Police Association, FOP Queen City Lodge No. 69 and FOPA Queen City Lodge No. 4.

        Keynote speaker was FOP President Keith Fangman.


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