The Sedalia Police Department held their annual awards ceremony Tuesday night at the Celebration Center and named the Officer of the Year.

SPD recognized numerous officers for their accomplishments for the 2018 calendar year. Officer of the Year was awarded to Officer Mark Cherry.

Other honors for police department members include:

FTO Ribbon

- TCO Leona Anson
- TCO Kathy Baughman
- TCO Angela Gartner

Letter of Appreciation

- Detective Jacob White
- Detective Jill Reed

Search and Entry

- Detective Matt Sprinkles
- Officer Daniel Benner
- Officer Travis Lorenz
- Detective Jacob White
- Officer Ed Crampton

Life Saving Award

- Officer Mark Cherry
- Sergeant Josh Howell
- Officer Arthur DeSalme (x2)
- Officer Larry Parham
- Officer Ed Crampton
- Sergeant Michael Elwood
- Officer Keaton Schnell
- Officer John Cook

Letters and Ribbons of Commendation

- Officer Daniel Benner

- Officer William Connor

- Sergeant Michael Elwood
- Officer Bradley Arnold
- TCO Holly Vest
- TCO Marissa McAloose
- Detective Travis St Cyr
- Detective Jacob White
- Officer Sam Williams
- Officer Travis Lorenz
- Sergeant Michael Elwood
- Detective Jill Reed
- Detective John Fellows
- Detective Kevin Klein
- Officer Mark Cherry
- Officer Arthur DeSalme
- Officer Derek Peters
- Officer John Hammond
- Sergeant Preston Hesselbacher
- TCO Megan Carson

Chief’s Award

- Officer Bradley Arnold

Officer Cherry will now represent SPD at various community functions throughout 2019.