BELLVILLE — Two Bellville Officers were recognized for their efforts at the department’s February training night.
The 2018 Officer of the Year was awarded to Officer Thomas Queen. Chief Willey stated Officer Queen is our newest full-time officer after being brought up from part time staff on Jan. 1, 2018. Officer Queen, assigned to the second shift, has been a very active officer and has led the department in activity in 2018, to include several significant drug cases. Officer Queen also has taken on a Field Training Officer role for new officers coming on to the force, as well as a few extra duties above and beyond his patrol requirements.
A Life Saving Award was presented to Officer Greg Tackett. On February 24, 2018 Officer Tackett responded to a mutual aid call for Butler Police Department. A 5-year old girl had accidentally tightened a plastic zip tie around her neck and was turning blue. Officer Tackett arrived at the residence and was able to cut away the zip tie and restore the child’s ability to breath. Chief
“These are the things that officers respond to that often they don’t get recognized for the good that they do.,” Willey said. “I appreciate the job these officers do every day to keep our community a safe place to live.”