Palm Bay Police Department’s Awards Banquet Recognizes Members of Law Enforcement

By  //  March 16, 2017

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Detective Rebecca Tillett receiving her Meritorious Award at the March 7 Awards Banquet. (Palm Bay PD Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – On March 7, the Palm Bay Police Department recognized the outstanding commitment and dedication of its employees with an annual Awards Banquet for their 2016 award recipients.

A special thank you to Rob Medina for being the awards presenter, to the worker unions NAGE white and FOP for the funding for the event and Chief Mark Renkens for making a point to recognize the men and women who go above and beyond the call of duty every day.

The Community Service Award recognizes outstanding acts of community Service. This may be a single act or collective acts, which significantly enhance community relations and or improves the community or neighborhood’s quality of life.

Recipients not pictured for Community Service Award:
Corporal Alcine Phan-Pennington (2)
– Officer Scott Eakins (2)
– Officer Cristopher Snedeker (2)
– Lieutenant Tim Landers
– Officer Carlos Valentin
– Officer Aaron Yuergens
– Corporal William Pennington
– Officer Bailey Sullivan

The Meritorious Service Award is given to an employee for an exceptional body of work that significantly contributes to the efficiency of the Agency and is representative of a strong personal commitment in support of our Mission. Connect…. Serve…. Impact.

Recipients not pictured for Meritorious Service Award:
– Detective Ken Shedrick
– Sergeant Michael Pusatere
– Officer Christopher Snedeker
– Lieutenant Tim Lancaster
– Crime Analyst Dawn Strickland
– Crime Analyst Jessica Hinchman
– Crime Scene Technician Rebecca Wolfe
– Crime Scene Technician Phillip Clendenin
– Crime Scene Technician Natasha Hauber
– Crime Scene Technician Bridget Sander

Life Saving Award is awarded to any Agency employee who, while using good sound judgment, is instrumental in preserving a human life.

Recipient not pictured for Life Saving Award:
Sergeant Steve Shytle

The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to those who make a conscious decision to protect and serve because of the significantly greater risk of injury to others. All actions depicted sound judgment, within or beyond normal duty requirements.

Medal of Valor is given to those who go above and beyond the call of duty to protect and serve despite a clear and present danger of death, severe injury or permanent disfigurement to him or herself. All actions depicted good sound judgment and were clearly beyond normal duty requirements.

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The Civilian of the Year recipient is selected from those Civilians who were awarded one or more of the following awards: Civilian of the Quarter, Medal of Valor, Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Cross, or Life Saving Award during the previous calendar year.

The Officer of the Year recipient is selected from those Officers who were awarded one or more of the following awards: Officer of the Quarter, Medal of Valor, Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Cross, or Life Saving Award during the previous calendar year.

ALL IMAGES BY PALM BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Sergeant Ron Lugo with the Meritorious Award

Detective Lewis Jones with the Meritorious Award

Sergeant Greg Leonard with the Community Service Award

Detective Rebecca Tillett with the Meritorious Award

Officer Kyle Schuck with the Community Service Award.

Corporal Shane Mertens: with the Meritorious Award

Officer Richard Marion with the Community Service Award

Officer Joseph Hamilton with the Community Service Award

Sergeant Cliff Graves with the Meritorious Award

Sergeant Thomas Ribnicky with the Meritorious Award (2)

Youth Services Officer Roy Lavanture with the Meritorious Award

Crossing Guard Mr. Bryan Cammarata with the Community Service Award

Officer Ryan Austin with the Community Service Award


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