Accolades

I attended the swearing-in ceremony for a new class of Bremerton cops Thursday, an event that included a list of awards for its current officers.

I’m always looking for ways to give credit where credit is due. And while newsprint space can be somewhat limited, the blogosphere provides a boundless place where we can run the full list of accolades.

Here they are, as announced by Chief Craig Rogers and Bremerton’s two captains, Tom Wolfe and James Burchett:


John Bogen, school resource officer, for “forming a strong relationship with our schools.”

Floyd May, Westpark officer, for “exemplifying community policing” in Westpark.

Dan Fatt and Donnell Rogers, both patrol officers, for aiding Seattle police in a complex assault case.

Dennis Hughes, a warrants officer, for organizing this year’s Family Violence Apprehension Detail (you can read a story I wrote about the event here).

David Hughes and Kelly Meade, for tracking down a violent offender wanted for a robbery (David is Dennis’ twin brother, by the way).

David Hughes (again), for finding nine stolen cars in the year to date (I’ve also written about his eye for ‘stolens’ here).

Aaron Elton, a detective with Bremerton’s Special Operations Group, for a large-scale marijuana bust that resulted in an arrest.

Crystal Gray and Randy Olson, a patrol officer and traffic sergeant, respectively, for “extra effort” in investigating a robbery (you can read about Sgt. Olson here, and Officer Gray, I might add, had the most arrests during the domestic violence apprehension detail).

Martin Garland, a detective with Bremerton’s Special Operations Group, for the arrest of several drug dealers.

Jason Glasgow, patrol officer, for investigating a domestic violence case so thoroughly “it required no follow-up by detectives,” and has even been reportedly used by the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office as a guideline for cops’ reports.

Jason Vertefeuille, a detective, for making a quick arrest of a burglary suspect who got caught in the act.

Peter Fisher, a lieutenant, for orchestrating the Amber Alert of a 3-year-old child that led to her quick recovery (read the story we wrote about it here).

Wendy Davis and Mike Davis, a sergeant and and patrol officer, respectively, for “reviewing and reconstructing,” the field training program for officers.

And Wendy Davis, sergeant, for her role in working with the media during the Amber Alert incident (and I can vouch that she was very helpful and great to work with during the incident).

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