CPD Officer & Employee of the Year Awards

“Last Friday night, the Covington Police Department joined the Fire Department for their holiday get together at the Seiler Bar in Covington. One of the purposes of this get together is to recognize outstanding employees. All of the employees of the Police Department get to vote on an ‘Officer of the Year’ and an ‘Employee of the Year.’ The names of the recipients are kept secret until the night of the event. As Chief, I have the privilege of selecting an employee to receive the ‘Chief’s Award’. Traditionally, the Chief gets to select only one person from within the department, but this year I decided to select two. I selected the same two outstanding individuals the rest of the department selected.

Please join me in congratulating Officer George Turgeau as the recipient of ‘Officer of the Year’ and the ‘Chief’s Award’. In George’s brief time with the Police Department, he has made a tremendous impact, doing such things as bringing a sick elderly lady to her doctor’s appointment on his day off to giving his personal bike to an individual without a means of transportation. He embraces our philosophy of care, compassion and discretion. As the recipient of the ‘Officer of the Year’, George will lead the Olympia Parade as they stroll through the streets of Covington. Additionally, he will receive the first new police car when they arrive in a couple of months.

Our ‘Employee of the Year’ and ‘Chief’s Award’ recipient is Tammy Bushnell. Tammy is probably on of the most dedicated employees I have had the pleasure of working with throughout my career. She is always stepping up to help, whether it is organizing our Christmas Toy Give Away, or our Kids’ Camp, or filling in the Dispatch Center when we are short handed. She is quick to respond and does it without complaint. She has one of the most caring hearts and will help those less fortunate, whether you have two legs or four.
The Covington Police Department is a better organization because of these two individuals. Please join me in congratulating them on their much deserved awards.” – Chief Tim Lentz, CPD

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