Two events this week served as opportunities to recognize the great work that MPD officers do on a daily basis. On Tuesday evening, MPD hosted our annual Awards Ceremony. A number of officers from units/districts across the department were recognized for their work in 2013, including more than a dozen West District officers. Officers received awards in a variety of categories, including problem solving, life saving, meritorious conduct, and MPD's highest award, the Medal of Valor.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Madison West Side Optimist Club recognized two West District officers as part of their "Respect for Law" month. The Club has been recognizing West District officers for years, and the luncheon was a great opportunity for our officers to receive some positive feedback from the community.
Optimist Club member Steve Bailey recognizes MPD officers Caleb Johnson and William Needelman: