Police Department's 10th Annual Awards Ceremony

Date of release:  March 1, 2019

Chief Brian Laird and Jon BoultonThe Paducah Police Department held its 10th annual Awards Ceremony Thursday evening at Walker Hall in downtown Paducah. Thirty-one employees and three civilians were honored for their work in 2018.

Parking Control and Equipment Specialist Jon Boulton (pictured with Chief Brian Laird) was named 2018 Employee of the Year.  Boulton has been employed since August 2014.  He was nominated by Capt. Justin Crowell.  Nomination Letter for Jon Boulton >> 

Jerry Beyer was recognized for his assistance in designing, acquiring and placing footstones at the graves of four fallen Paducah police officers.

Michael Gaia and Ernie Scarritt were honored for their assistance to officers who were struggling to arrest suspects before additional officers arrived.

Following is a list of employees honored:

15-Year Safe Driving Award: Capt. Matt Smith

Administrative Award:
Records Manager Amy Travis
Det. Matthew Scheer
Officer Jarrett Woodruff
Officer Christopher Fearon
Officer Kevin Collins
Officer Steven Thompson
Officer Nickolas Francescon
Officer Eric Taylor
Officer Zane White
Det. Jordan Murphy

Lifesaving Award: Officer William Hendrickson

Service Commendations:
Officer Gretchen Morgan
Officer Nickolas Francescon
Officer Danny Slack
Det. Corey Willenborg
Det. Beau Green
Det. Matthew Wentworth
Sgt. Shawn Craven
Capt. Justin Crowell
Capt. Wesley Orazine
Officer Jason Montgomery
Officer Justin Canup
Officer Gretchen Morgan (her second for 2018)
Officer Keith Thuline
Officer Lucas Stone
Officer Nicholas Rolens
Officer William Hendrickson
Officer Alex Liebenrood
Officer Codey Strong
Officer Adam Brown

Chief's Awards:
Officer Justin Canup
Officer James Robbins
Officer Nickolas Francescon