Law Enforcement Appreciation award winners are announced

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet award winners. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

For over 30 years the Chamber of Commerce has partnered with law enforcement agencies to present the Clermont County Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet to show our thanks for the tremendously good acts performed by our police and citizens that are not always publicized. This commitment is because we understand that law enforcement is critical to the health, safety and general welfare of everyone in our community.

The 2018 Law Enforcement Appreciation Award winners:

Criminal Investigation Award

Detective Christopher Allen, Clermont County Sheriff Office
Detective Sergeant BJ Boerger, Clermont County Sheriff Office
Detective Nicholas Crouch, Clermont County Sheriff Office
Detective Michael Robinson, Clermont County Sheriff Office
Detective Sean Schubert, Clermont County Sheriff Office

Evidence Technician
Gregg Shelley, Clermont County Sheriff Office

Bravery/Devotion to Duty Award
Deputy Christopher Shouse, Clermont County Sheriff Office

Bravery/Devotion to Duty Award
Agent Ryan Frasher, Miami Township Police Department Clermont & County Narcotics Unit
Deputy Michael Ross, Clermont County Sheriff

Bravery/Devotion to Duty Award
Officer Justin Schultz, Pierce Township Police Department
Officer Eric Tabar, Pierce Township Police Department

Bravery/Devotion to Duty Award
Officer Keith Benhase, Miami Township Police Department

Bravery/Devotion to Duty Award
Officer Michael Ventre, Union Township Police Department

Outstanding Services Award
Officer Kristen Groves, Goshen Township Police Department

Outstanding Services Award
Officer Danielle Wilson, Milford Police Department

Distinguished Career Recognition
Retired Officer Ed Bridgeman, University of Cincinnati
Retired Officer Leslie Smith, New Richmond Police Department
Retired Officer Mike Henderson, Miami Township Police Department

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, we will honor Clermont’s law enforcement with a dinner awards ceremony at Holiday Inn & Suites – Cincinnati East and we invite you join us in this endeavor by becoming a sponsor of the event – with your support we are able to invite officers to attend at no charge.

For ticket and sponsorship information visit www.clermontchamber.com/law or call (513) 576-5000.