The Northfield Police Department has a lot to be proud of and today they recognized a number of officers and reserves for their efforts.  City Hall was crowded with officers there in support of their brothers and sisters in blue.  Interim Police Chief Chuck Walerius handed out the awards.

Reserve Officer Derek Bundy – Certificate of Appreciation

Reserve Officer Clyde Leimberer  – Certificate of Appreciation

Sergeant Steve Murphy – Certificate of Appreciation recognized for making the Reserves a “great extension of the Police Department”

Reserve Sergeants Michael Stenstrom and Matthew Paulson – Office Commendations

Michael Stenstrom  (audio clips throughout)

Matthew Paulson

Reserve Captain Steve Moses – Reserve Officer of the Year

Steve Moses

Officer Jesse Cordova – Plaque of Appreciation from the Rice County Drug Task Force

Jesse Cordova

Sergeant Thad Monroe, Officers Bart Wiese, Brian Kramer and Jeff Gigstad and Investigator P.T. Haider – Letters of recognition for their work on the December robbery at an ATM and the beating and robbery near Bridge Square in January.

Letters of recognition

Investigative Sergeant Monte Nelson – Letter of Recognition for armed robbery and search for Josh Bohlen

Walerius on Monte Nelson

Monte Nelson comments

Officer Mark Dukatz – Office Commendation – he was the Officer who arrested the armed robbery suspect who is accused of robbing the America’s Best Value Inn and has now been charged in federal court for multiple armed robberies .

Mark Dukatz