Employees Recognized at Champaign Police Awards Ceremony

Yesterday, the Champaign Police Dept. held its annual awards ceremony to honor a number of its employees who earned recognition over the past year.

Chief R.T. Finney recognized employees for various accomplishments ranging from great investigative work to diffusing a potentially deadly situation. Many of these employees have worked closely with the citizens in resolving neighborhood concerns, solved a string of strong-armed robberies, recovered $250,000 worth of stolen construction equipment and other great accomplishments requiring months of dedication and tenacity. The 2010 award recipients are:

Employee of the Year

B. J. Meyers

Officer of the Year

Kevin Olmstead


Kelly Brown

Amy Schmitt

Officer John Lieb

Officer Chris Aikman

Officer Brad Krauel

Officer Jerry Christian

Officer Bill Killin

Sgt. Brian Gallagher

Officer Dan Ward

Officer Brian Karbach

Officer Chris Young

Detective Patrick Funkhouser

Officer Shannon Bridges

Detective Robb Morris

Detective Don Shepard

Officer Chad Shipley

Detective Nate Rath

Detective Dale Rawdin

Officer Justus Clinton

Officer Phil McDonald

Officer David Allen

Volunteer of the Year

Earlane Sellers

Distinguished Leadership

Lt. Joseph Gallo

Sgt. David Shaffer


5 Years

Lorene M. Dorsey

Geraldine Johnson

Timothy G. Robinson

10 Years

Arcola Motley

Marina S. Sherrill

Clarence Shuler

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