Logan City police award top officers of the year

Left to right: Officer Andrew Soelberg, Capt. Tyson Budge, Chief Gary Jensen and Capt. Curtis Hooley.  Soelberg received a patrol officer of the year award.

LOGAN — As part of National Law Enforcement Week, the Logan City Police Department held their annual awards banquet Monday night, honoring top officers for their service during the past year.

Police Chief Gary Jensen said each division in the department presented awards to their staff, following dinner in the USU Taggart Student Center Ballroom.

“Captain Curtis Hooley gave two patrol officer of the year awards,” said Jensen.  “The first was to Matt Woods and second to Andrew Soelberg.  Both are relatively new officers but had been instrumental in training some of our newest recruits.” 

Jensen said Lieutenant Jason Olsen was presented the “Top Gun” award for being the best shooter in the department.  Olsen, who is the department’s firearms instructor, missed only one target during training exercises. 

Detective Jonathan Gleisberg was named officer of the year from the detective division, for his work in the elementary schools and Nova program.

Lark Anderson was awarded the 911 dispatcher of the year and Mike Graves was named the administrative employee of the year. 

Jensen said the Willard R. Dahle award was also presented during the banquet.  The award honors Officer Dahle who was killed in the line of duty back in 1929

“We call it the Willard R. Dahle award and yet it is really our overall officer of the year award,” said Jensen.  “That award was given to Sergeant Louise Speth for her work in 17-years of the police department.  She is just a fantastic employee.” 

Chief accommodation awards were also given to Sergeant Brooks Davis for his work on the department’s five-year plan and Captain Steve Milne, from the USU Police Department, for his work on the Cody Smith sex abuse case.  

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