Awards

 

The association has several awards available to their members: Peace Officer of the Year, Detention Officer of the Year, Dispatcher of the Year, Valor and Meritorious Service. Winners of the Peace Officer of the Year, Detention Officer of the Year and Dispatcher of the Year all receive a Glock Handgun and a Trip to Washington DC for Police Week. The awards are presented at the WPOA Annual Conference Banquet.   Requirements: 1 Must be certified peace officer, detention officer, communications operator in the State of Wyoming or a recently retired certified officer or communications operator. 2An employee whose character is above reproach. 3 An employee who is competent, knowledgeable, and capable. 4 An employee who promotes law enforcement. 5 An employee who show professionalism. 6 Need not to be a member of the Wyoming Peace Officer Association .   Peace Officer of the Year: 1 An officer who performs an act of outstanding service which brings credit to his department, community and himself. 2 An officer who designs and implements a program which has major impact on law enforcement in the State of Wyoming. 3 An officer who designs and implements a program which has major impact on law enforcement within his agency. 4 An officer who is active in and promotes community programs. 5 Consideration should be given to outstanding years of service to law enforcement in the State of Wyoming. 6 Consideration should be given to an officer who has provided progressive leadership of a law enforcement unit.   Detention Officer of the Year: 1 An officer who performs an act of outstanding service which brings credit to his department, community and himself. 2 An officer who designs and implements a program which has major impact on law enforcement in the State of Wyoming. 3 An officer who designs and implements a program which has major impact on law enforcement within his agency. 4 An officer who is active in and promotes community programs. 5 Consideration should be given to outstanding years of service to law enforcement in the State of Wyoming. 6 Consideration should be given to an officer who has provided progressive leadership of a law enforcement unit.   Dispatcher of the Year Award: 1 An employee who performs an act of outstanding service which brings credit to their department, community and himself. 2 An employee who designs and implements a program which has major impact on law enforcement in the State of Wyoming. 3 An employee who designs and implements a program which has major impact on law enforcement within his agency. 4 An employee who is active in and promotes community programs. 5 Consideration should be given to outstanding years of service to in the State of Wyoming. 6 Consideration should be given to an employee who has provided progressive leadership of a communications unit.   Valor: 1 An officer who saves or attempts to save a person’s life without regard to his own personal safety. 2 An officer who performs an act of heroism beyond the call of duty.   Meritorious Service: 1 Any outstanding service that an individual may have performed for his state, country, community or department.   Criteria for Selecting the Outstanding Contributor to Law Enforcement: 1. Any citizen who contributes generously of his time and/or donations to assist any law enforcement agency in the State of Wyoming. Nomination Form  

Peace Officer of the Year

1957 John Terril

1958 Louis Cooper

1959 George M. Nimmo

1960 Lenard Meacham

1961 C. A. McDougall

1962 James Black

1963 Ed Todorovich

1964 Val Brinkerhoff

1965 Earl Ellsworth

1966 Morris C. Horton

1967 Frank Slagle

1968 E.E. Peters

1969 James Stark

1970 Darrell Ketchum

1971 Duel Price

1972 Jim Johnston

1973 Boyd Hall

1974 C. W. Ogburn

1975 Bob Warne

1976 Jack Matheny

1977 Pete Muchmore

1978 Ernie Johnson

1979 Margie M. Meacham

1980 D.B. “Spike” Hladky

1981 Bill Brewer

1982 Delaine Roberts

1983 Fred Van Horn

1984 Steve Smith

1985 Robert A. Van Alyne

1986 Stan Warne

1987 Robert Coorough

1988 Paul Breed

1989 Tom Pagel

1990 Deloyd Quarberg

1991 Kevin Hughes

1992 Dan Dyer

1993 Peggy Parker

1994 Jeff Pfau

1995 John B. Harrison

1996 Mark (Mont) Meacham

1997 William Miller

1998 Kim Clark

1999 Scott Hughes

2000 Delaine Baldwin

2001 Steve Miller

2002 Byron Oedekoven

2003 Juel R. Leuis

2004 James “Mike” Reed

2005 John Fanning

2006 Lin Bashford

2007 Mike Picerno

2008 Bill Braddock

2009 John (J Dee) Darnell

2010 Tim Hill

2011 Mitchell Cushman

2012 Brady Patrick

2013 Chris Teeters

2014 William Pownall

2015 Dustin Shorma

2016 Chris Hadlock

2017 Daria Hooper

 

Dispatcher Of Year Awards

1968 Mary McKenzie 

1969 Norman Bear

1970 Patricia Hall 

1971 Helen Porter 

1972 Phyllis Fritzler 

1973 Ethel Harding 

1974 Vicki Burke 

1975 Marian Nelson 

1976 Maryi Loy Bernard 

1977 Jaylyn Jackson 

1978 Elva Sutter 

1979 Sue Popham

1980 Linda Selby 

1981 Evelyn Thompson 

1982 Margaret Carringer 

1983 Sybil P. Goodman 

1984 Pat Carriveau 

1985 Rynta Hohn 

1986 Nora Jo Taggart 

1987 Babara Mitteis 

1988 George Wales

1989 Kathleen Carino 

1990 Carl Freeman 

1991 Sylvia Carns 

1992 Gay Robertson 

1993 Gary Plumb

1994 Judy McCaselon & Mike Hamilton 

1995 Pearl Weber & Lorran Hernandez 

1997 Mike Connors

1999 Windi Knudtson 

2000 Joyce Gallant 

2001 Kim McLees 

2002 Joey Williams 

2003 Melody Morse 

2004 Denice Gifford 

2006 Diana Mikolic 

2007 Kelli Burns 

2008 Kristi Frost 

2009 Tracy Chandler 

2010 Tasha Urbatsch 

2011 Breda Vonsik 

2012 Trudi Ann Ost 

2013 Alex Keely 

2014 Cheryl Johnson

2015 Tracey Schlimm

2016 Alicia Nokes

2017 Jacci Warne 

Coroner of the Year Awards

2008 Ed McAuslan

2009 Mark Stratmoen

2010 Connie Jacobson

Detention Officer of the Year Awards

1998 Rodney Birkle 

2002 Nan Snyder 

2004 Leroy Snyder 

2005 Kathleen Mosbrucker

2006 Eric Kent 

2007 Sarah Trehearne 

2008 Debbie Sue Cook 

2010 Julie Faber

2015 Sarah Jeffers

2017 Craig Shidler