Police Department Hosts Employee Awards Ceremony

On May 18, 2022, the Champaign Police Department held their annual Police Employee Awards Ceremony. Award recipients for 2021 include:

Officer of the Year: Officer Douglas Wendt

Employee of the Year: Kyle Hayden, Police Services Representative

Life Saving Award: Officer Jeff Thomas, Officer Anderson Agudelo, and Officer Jordan Wooten

Distinguished Leadership Award: Sgt. Dennis Baltzell and Sgt. John Lieb

Medal of Valor: Officer Jonathan Kristensen and Officer Phil McDonald

Commendation Awards: Officer Brad Atkinson, Officer Tim Atteberry, Officer Corey Barnes, Officer Caleb Billingsley, Officer Doug Bluhm, Officer Jherion Broadnax, Officer Jeremy Canales, Officer Richard Carroll, Detective Jody Cherry, Officer Tyler Darling, Sergeant Kaitlin Fisher, Mr. G. David Frye, Officer Danielle Griffet, Officer Austin Hamblin, Officer Molly Hedrick, Detective James Hobson, Officer Dillon Holloway, Officer Erik Kaldahl, Officer Jonathan Kristensen, Officer Kyle Langenderfer, Officer Clinton Lebeau, Sergeant John Lieb, Lieutenant Greg Manzana, Officer Phil McDonald, Detective Art Miller, Sergeant David Monahan, Lieutenant Ben Newell, Officer Kevin Pesavento, Officer Jeff Pickett, Sergeant Justin Prosser, Officer Kyle Reilly, Officer Adam Repp, Detective Tim Rivest, Sergeant Ed Sebestik, Officer Matt Silver, Officer Jonathan Tatum, K-9 Officer Tina Trock & K9 Lando, Detective Steve Vogel, Officer Mason Voges, Officer Devon Watkins, UIPD Investigator Jim Scheel, Lauren Schweizer, UIPD Investigator Ryan Snow, Michael Talbott, Special Agent Trevor Waite, Jim Warren

Click here to see photos and learn more about this year’s Police Employee Award Winners