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Murrieta Police, Community Members Honored for Going Above and Beyond

Police Department personnel, volunteers, and citizens were recognized this week for their efforts.

From left to right: Police Volunteer Rich Flowers, Detective Jason Calvert, Detective Henry Romero, Officer Aaron Harwick, Sgt James Gruwell, Officer Dave Lawlor, CWO Gregory Topp-U.S. Marine Corps, Police Service Aide Ron Smith
From left to right: Police Volunteer Rich Flowers, Detective Jason Calvert, Detective Henry Romero, Officer Aaron Harwick, Sgt James Gruwell, Officer Dave Lawlor, CWO Gregory Topp-U.S. Marine Corps, Police Service Aide Ron Smith
Some local police officers-- and civilians-- were recognized this week for their outstanding work with the Murrieta Police Department in 2013.

According to Murrieta Cpl. Kent Chivington, awards were handed out Wednesday in nine categories at the department's annual awards ceremony at city hall.

"Each year the Murrieta Police Department honors employees who have been nominated by their peers for their outstanding efforts during the previous year,"  Chivington said. 

Here's the list of this year's winners: 
  • Distinguished Service Award – Officer Aaron Harwick 
  • Chief’s Citation – Detective Henry Romero
  • Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Topp, U.S. Marine Corps 
  • Volunteer of the Year – Rich Flowers 
  • Civilian of the Year – Police Service Aide Ron Smith
  • Dispatcher of the Year – Amy Mitchell
  • Detective of the Year – Detective Jason Calvert
  • Officer of the Year – Officer Dave Lawlor
  • Murrieta Police Department Life Saving Medal – Sgt James Gruwell


Congrats to everyone!


James P Hosty March 29, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Brought his stupid looking rifle. laughably out-of-date.
Lynda StarWriter March 29, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Congratulations, stellar officers, all!
James P Hosty March 29, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Happiness is a warm Bushmaster, Newman--semper fi.

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