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Police Awards Banquet

After postponing the original date because of an ice storm, the Simpsonville Police Department was able to have its 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony on February 26, 2016. The event was held at Events at Sapphire Creek off of NE Main Street in Simpsonville. There were about 180 in attendance and the event was nothing less than elegant. According to Chief Grounsell “it is not very often that you get the opportunity to showcase all of the great and wonderful things that the men and women of your department have accomplished, nor do you get the opportunity to thank those that supported you throughout the year. When you get that chance you take advantage of it. I am proud of the many great programs and deeds that were accomplished in 2015 and we look forward to even more great things this year (2016).”

The following persons received awards this year:

  • Sgt. Ernie Byrd- 2015 Captain Ken Abercrombie Memorial Award Recipient
  • Inv. Keith Morecraft- 2015 Captain Charles Mann Memorial Award Recipient
  • Dispatch Training Coordinator Jackie Heil- 2015 Dispatcher of the Year
  • Officer Adam Semanski- 2015 Officer of the Year
  • Sergeant Jason Weibel- 2015 Supervisor of the Year
  • Officer Dominique Anderson- 2015 Rookie of the Year
  • Officer Charlie Dayoub- Overall Top Cop for 2015
  • Officer Russ Holthaus- 2015 School Resource Officer of the Year
  • Corporal Sandra Murphy- 2015 Making a Difference Award
  • Investigator Cheryl Manley- 2015 Investigator of the Year
  • Inv. Ben Anthony and Officer Charlie Dayoub- Life Saving Awards
  • Lt. Timmie Williams- 2015 Chief’s Award
  • Sgt. Doug Wannamacher of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office- Outside Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
  • Cpl. Adam Randolph- Distinguished Service Award
  • IT Specialist Cindy McHone- Distinguished Service Award
  • Officer Peyton Gesing- Honorary Police Officer of the Year
  • Chaplain Terry Rogers and Chaplain Daniel Clark- Certificate of Appreciation for their service in 2015
  • Don and Sandee Weaver of DEAL MART FOODS- Business of the Year

More than 20 other businesses and citizens were recognized for their outstanding contributions and support.

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