Burleson Police Department Awards

Awards & Recognition

2014 Burleson Police Department Awards
The 2014 case that will strike a chord with the Burleson Police Department, and the community that rushed to provide support, is the robbery of Wells Fargo Bank and the shooting of two Burleson Police detectives. At the Jan. 29 Burleson Police Department awards banquet, detectives David Feucht and Nick Grace were each presented with a Medal of Valor and a Purple Heart. Officers K. Martin and A. Reed earned a Medal of Honor and dispatchers Sabrina Rivera and Maria Gonzalez were recognized with police commendations. 
 
2014 Police Officer of the Year – Community Resource Officer D. Wardlaw 
2014 Rookie Officer of the Year – C. Swenson
2014 Supervisor of the Year – Deputy Chief D. Sandifer
2014 Civilian Employee of the Year – Crime Analyst K. James
2014 Community Policing Award – Officer D. Adams 
2014 Ofelia Blair Character Award – Officer J. Byrom 

2013 Burleson Police Department Awards
Six lifesaving awards, almost a dozen commendations, and four awards for meritorious conduct were presented at the Burleson Police Department’s annual awards banquet.

2013 Police Officer of the Year - Officer C. Garrett
2013 Rookie Officer of the Year - Officer A. Prieskorn
2013 Supervisor of the Year - Sgt. R. Sherman
2013 Civilian Employee of the Year - Communications Specialist K. Martin
2013 Community Policing Award - Officers Pate and Gomez
2013 Ofelia Blair Character Award - Vicki McElroy, assistant COPS coordinator


2012 Burleson Police Department Awards
Three Medal of Valor awards and eight Lifesaving awards were presented at the Burleson Police Department’s annual banquet.

Police Officer of the Year - Officer T. Bauereisen
Supervisor of the Year - Sgt. C. Bastible
Civilian Employee of the Year - Records Coordinator S. Haas
Communication Specialist of the Year - S. Rivera
Community Policing Award - Officer R. Collard
Ofelia Blair Outstanding Character Award - Victim Assistance Coordinator Wanda Page

2011 Burleson Police Department Awards
The Medal of Valor, Lifesaving awards and an Honorary Lifetime Dispatcher award were presented at the Burleson Police Department’s annual banquet.

Police Officer of the Year - C. Garrett
Supervisor of the Year - Sgt. D. Pool
Rookie of the Year Officer - Officer B. Wichman
Civilian Employee of the Year  - CID Clerk C. Haley
Communications Specialist of the Year - K. Reynolds
Community Policing Award - Officer T. Mabry
Ofelia Blair Character Award - Commander C. Havens


2010 Burleson Police Department Awards
Six major awards as well as lifesaving awards and the Medal of Valor were presented at the Burleson Police Department’s annual banquet.

Officer of the Year - J. Davis
Rookie Officer of the Year - T. Mabry
Supervisor of the Year - Sgt. J. Trumble
Civilian Employee of the Year - Communications Specialist K. Reynolds
Ofelia Blair Character Award - Officer K. Martin
Community Policing Award - Officer P. Lancaster


2009 Burleson Police Department Awards

The Burleson Police Department honored its own in recognition of service in 2009.

Officer of the Year - C. Bastible

Rookie Officer of the Year - C. Garrett
Supervisor of the Year - Sgt. B. O'Heren
Civilian Employee of the Year - Communications Specialist P. Lewis
Ofelia Blair Character Award - Senior Administrative Assistant L. Cauthern