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Police department honors three officers

Police department honors three officers
News Editor
DRESDEN – Three Dresden police officers were honored with awards Tuesday in a ceremony at City Hall.
Honored were Lt. Chris Crocker and officers James Sanders and Gary Eddings.
Crocker was presented with the “Officer of the Year” award, sponsored by the Dresden Rotary Club.
Rotary president and assistant district attorney Kevin McAlpin presented the award, which Crocker said he was honored to receive.
“I was really surprised,” Crocker said. “It’s an outstanding award to get considering the outstanding people and veteran officers we have here. I’m really proud to get it.”
Police Chief Randal Walker presented Sanders with the “Outstanding Officer of the Year” award.
“I was really stoked to get it,” said Sanders, a member of the force for just three months. “I was not expecting it.
“A lot of the other officers have been here a lot longer than I have. I was really surprised.”
Officer Gary Eddings was honored for recently receiving the West Tennessee Law Enforcement Network Award.
He was one of six officers chosen for the award out of 21 counties in West Tennessee. Selections were based on traffic and DUI enforcement statistics.
“It’s a huge award,” said Eddings, a member of Dresden’s police department for more than a year.
“It was a priviledge to receive the award. I haven’t received an award of this magnitude. I was amazed that I got it.” Published in The WCP 12.20.12