Yakima Police Officers Honored

The Yakima Police Department held an awards ceremony on March 2nd at the Yakima Convention Center. Several YPD officers and civilian employees were honored for their efforts in 2016-2017.  Here are the award winners:
Officer Bryan Elliot-Officer of the Year
Officer of the Year nominees were Elliot, Detective Mike Durbin(Detective of the Year), Officer Mark McKinney, Officer Brad Althauser and Officer Jesus Sanchez.
Officer Brad Althauser-Medal of Honor
Officer Phil Ameci-Medal of Valor
Officer Travis Shepard-Certificate of Merit
Sgt. Richie Fowler-Certificate of Merit
Officer Ian Cole-Lifesaving Ribbon
Officer Miles Imbery-Lifesaving Ribbon
Officer Mike Nielsen-Lifesaving Ribbon
Officer Booker Ward-Lifesaving Ribbon
Officer Kim Hippner-Lifesaving Ribbon
Officer Angie Nielsen-Lifesaving Ribbon
Officer Thomas Garza-Lifesaving Ribbon
Sgt. Ryan Wisner-Lifesaving Ribbon
Officer Ben Graves-Lifesaving Ribbon
Detective Curt Oja-Lifesaving Ribbon
Sgt. David Cortez, Sgt. Richie Fowler and Sgt. Jim Moore were honored for recently completed training as part of the FBI-LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) Program.
Civilian employees honored were:
Brian Buchert-Certificate of Excellence
Abigail Rhoads-Certificate of Excellence
Evelyn Beltran-Services Employee of the Year.
Congratulations and thank you all for your great work.