Wayne honors police officers
|Wayne Police Department officers were awarded commendations for their |
service during the regular meeting of the city council last week. In July, Lt. Robert
Amore was named Officer of the Year for 2022.
Police Chief Ryan Strong presented the commendations to each officer. Selections for the awards were made by an awards committee which included patrol and command officers, along with Strong. The committee members meet annually to choose commendation awardees.
Officers James Serman and Scott Bouchie received commendations for their response and investigation into a serious assault case.
Lt. Finley Carter, Lt. Robert Amore, Sgt. Chad Colwell, and Ofc. Michael Bolton were recognized with a commendation for their response and investigation into a double homicide in the city.
Colwell and Ofc. Keith Williams received a commendation for their response and investigation into a shooting in the city. Ofc. Raquel Ogarek was presented with a commendation for her performance during a traffic stop that led to the arrest of several subjects for gun and other felony charges.
Officers James Serman and Bouchie were commended for their response and investigation into an armed robbery that led to an arrest and the recovery of the victim's property.
Sgt. Jordan Arndt received a lifesaving award for pulling a suicidal person off the railroad tracks with a train approaching. Ofc. Stephen Perez also received a lifesaving award for safely disarming a suicidal person.
Officer Heather Holcomb was awarded a commendation for her investigation into a series of burglaries that led to an arrest and Ofc. Ryan Caprathe and Ofc. Keith Zavitz were awarded commendations for their response and investigation into a serious assault case that led to an arrest and recovery of a gun.
In July, Amore was presented with the 2022 Wayne Police Department Police Officer of the Year Award.
A team of officers from all ranks chose Amore for the honor. He has been with the Wayne Police Department since 2005 and is currently a road patrol lieutenant.
Amore was vital in the recent accreditation of the Wayne department with the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.
“Lt. Amore is an extremely hard working member of the department with a consistently positive attitude. We are lucky to have him as part of our team,” Strong said.