Congratulations 2017 Appreciation Event Award Winners
Community engagement, courage, selfless contribution and ethics are just a few of the traits that have earned this years’ winners their honors. Please join us in recognizing the winners of this year’s Appreciation Event.
Officer Haddad with members of the
Sandra Tomlinson Bike Officer Community Policing Award – Officer Bel Haddad; West Division
Presented to an officer assigned as NPO and who enhances the reputation of the FWPD bike patrol within the community.
Officer Bel Haddad jump starts his peers to take part in biking details across the division. He selflessly promotes the BSG and Back the Blue. He is a motivated “go getter” and we are lucky to have him.
Matt Beard presents the Hank Nava Memorial Award
to officers Canales and Graves.
Hank Nava Memorial Award – Officer Sean Canales & Officer Shawn Graves; North Division
Presented to an officer that has performed an extraordinary act of courage or policing skill and is reserved for officers that have done something so special it deserves special recognition.
On Friday Dec. 8 during a traffic stop at midnight officers Canales (left) and Graves (right) found that a passenger was not breathing and needed help. Catching the man as he fell from the car these officers lowered him to the ground and started compressions. The man was having an allergic reaction. Consent was given and an epi pen was used to revive the man. Due to the quick reactions of the officers the male’s life was saved.
Matt Beard presents the Director’s Award to
Police Bike Support Group Directors’ Award – Sergeant Lorne Tracy; Central Division
Presented to an officer that contributes significantly to promote police bike riding and advances the role of riding within the FWPD. Recognized by BODs.
Sergeant Tracy (left) has an impeccable reputation, is an extraordinary resource for the FWPD. He Works hard to establish and maintain relationships, and is considered the glue that holds all special events involving Bike Patrol together.
Matt Beard presents the Cultural District Officer
of the Year Award to Officer Skaggs.
7th Street Cultural District Police Bike Officer of the Year Award – Officer Mark Skaggs; West Division
Presented to Cultural District bike officers that significantly contribute through their performance and attitude in promoting and enhancing police bike patrol skills and safety throughout their district.
Officer Skaggs consistently portrays a strong work ethic and self motivation. He responds with a positive disposition and engages the community as he proactively builds relationships with residents, owners, and visitors. He is considered a role model for professionalism.
Matt Beard presents the Downtown Officer if the Year
Award and plaque to Officer Spragins.
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Police Bike Patrol Officer of the Year Award – Officer Joey Spragins; Central Division
Presented to Downtown bike officers that significantly contribute through their performance and attitude in promoting and enhancing police bike patrol skills and safety throughout their district.
Officer Sprains is an outstanding officer with a strong desire to share knowledge and help other officers. He is truly dedicated to ensure officers are well trained, and is no stranger to working on his day off.
Bike patrol officers face unique challenges everyday, and the preceding officers shine while doing so. It’s an honor to work with them and we look forward to seeing them out there for a long time to come.