Eight law enforcement agencies and officers in the Saginaw area were recognized for all they do in the line of duty by the Saginaw Exchange Club Tuesday, April 9 at the Saginaw Club at 219 N. Washington. The club, a local community service organization around since 1911, has been recognizing area police and firefighters annually.
Officers from the Michigan State Police Crime Lab of Bridgeport; the state police Tri-City post; the Saginaw, Saginaw Township, and Thomas Township Police departments; the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department; and officers from local FBI and BAYANET branches were all seen for the hard work they have done during 2018 and so far in 2019 .
Honored as Officer of the Year, nominees were suggested by members of their departments and each had a hand in cases or programs helping the area grow. Many of the nominees communicate with each other regularly and cited the January 22 shooting of Saginaw Township Officer Jeff Koenig as something that not only unified the departments, but the Saginaw community.
Agencies & Recipients
Saginaw Township Police Department – Officer Glen Hill
MSP Crime Laboratory – Bridgeport Detective Sergeant John Kellerman
Saginaw Police Department – Officer Terrance Moore
Michigan State Police Tri-City Post – Detective Sergeant Christopher Siegert
Saginaw County Sheriff Department – Deputy Addison Burton
Thomas Township Police Department – Chief Steven Kocsis
BAYANET – Detective Brandon Wilson (Saginaw Twp PD)
FBI – Agent Troy Wohlfert