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Two Valpo Police Officers Named Officers of the Year

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Officer of Year Award 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo Courtesy of Valparaiso Police Department)

 

 

Two Region police officers received the Police Officer of the Year Award from the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police during a presentation in Indianapolis today – Officer Jerame Simpson and Officer Keith Perez with the Valparaiso Police Department. Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner nominated Simpson and Perez for their efforts during a hostage crisis on the north side of the city last May. Perez, who was off-duty at the time, and Simpson who was on-duty arrived immediately at the location and made entry, and confronted the gunman, police say, after assisting numerous individuals to safety who were attempting to exit the building.

 


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