Wayne Police officers’ performance awarded
Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong presented awards to several members of the department for their exemplary and outstanding service earlier this month.
In addition to the naming of Nicholas Boruta as Officer of the Year, Awards Committee members recommended several other honors. Ofc. Michael Bolton was presented with a Chief's Award based on the seizure of illegal narcotics during a driving under influence arrest; Ofc. Chad Colwell was presented with a Chief's Award based on the seizure of an illegal handgun; Ofc. Kyle Talmadge was presented with a commendation and Sgt. Abraham Hughes and Ofc. Chad Colwell were each presented with a Chief's Award based on the safe and professional resolution to a mental health emergency.
Wayne Ofc. Wesley Jolly was presented a Lifesaving Award for his effort in locating a subject who was experiencing a medical emergency and had wandered off during extreme cold/snow without a jacket. Jolly was also awarded a commendation.
Sgt. Stephanie Strasser and Sgt. Stephen Perez were each presented with a Chief's Award for their work in safely arresting a combative suspect who had severely injured his girlfriend.
Sgt. Abraham Hughes and Ofc. Kyle Talmadge were each also awarded a commendation for their campaign to help a child who had been paralyzed in a car crash. This campaign successfully included the purchase of handicap equipped van for the child's mother.