2017 VA Law Enforcement Awards Winners

2017 MADD VA Law Enforcement Awards Winners

MADD Virginia would like to congratulate all of our 2017 Law Enforcement Awards winners. Thank you all for your service to our state!


8/31/17 MADD Southside & Chesapeake Bay ASAP Regional Law Enforcement Awards – Virginia Beach, VA

City of Chesapeake Police Dept. – Police Officer Angelique L Watlerson

                                                                   Police Officer Callie Kessler

City of Norfolk Police Department – Police Officer M.T. DeAvies

                                                                   Police Officer Ryan M. Shepherd

City of Portsmouth Police Dept. – FTO/Police Officer Vincent McClean

                                                            Police Officer Adam Vanderslice

City of Smithfield Police Dept. – Police Officer William Wooley

                                                            Police Officer Samuel Johnson

City of Suffolk Police Dept. – Police Officer Clinton Sessoms

                                                      Police Officer John Lampe

City of Virginia Beach Police Dept. – MPO Nathaniel Roy Worthing

                                                                Police Officer Caleb A. Fields

City of Virginia Beach Police Dept./Special Operations – Police Officer John Dolida

                                                                   Police Officer Shaun O. Gayhart

Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Sheriff Sean Lacy

                                                                        Deputy Sheriff Ryan Acey

                                                                          Deputy Sheriff Adam Cofield

Southampton County Sheriff’s Office – Detective Serena White

                                                                         Deputy Sheriff James H. Fuller
Virginia State Police– 

Area 31 – Trooper Louis Milyko

                    Trooper Kurt J. Johnson

Area 32 – Trooper Christopher Lolos

                    Trooper Kijana S. Kerr

Area 34 – Trooper Vincent Tolaro, Jr.

                  Trooper Donald L. Williams, III

Area 47 – Trooper Alain J. Martell

                    Trooper Adam L. Bailey

Special Awards

Area 32 – Trooper Mark Walden

                    Trooper Glenn Long

Area 47 —   Trooper James Wheelhouse

9/6/17 MADD VA, District 9 ASAP, Old Dominion ASAP, Rockingham/Harrisonburg ASAP – Harrisonburg, VA

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Sheriff Shane Jewell

Culpeper Police Department – Officer Daniel Adair

Culpeper Sheriff’s Office – Sergeant Oliver Brugoto

Elkton Police Department – Sergeant Herbert Kite, Jr.

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Jason Hawse

Harrisonburg Police Department – Officer Justin Kline

                                               Officer Tyler Morris

                                               Officer Terell A. Johnson

James Madison University Police Dept. – Officer Spencer Jarboe

Madison County Sheriff’s Office – Sergeant Randall Richards

Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Joseph Baroch

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Warren M. Poff

                                                                   Deputy Sean E. Sherfey

Shenandoah Police Department – Jeff Courtney, K-9 Officer

Strasburg Police Department – Officer Cody Mead

Town of Orange Police Department – Officer C.J. Johnson

Virginia State Police

Area 12 – Trooper Derek J. Mabie

                 Trooper Todd B. Ralls

Area 13 – Trooper Aaron P. Flanagan

                  Trooper David R. Gray

                  Trooper Joshua M. Myers

                  Trooper Gregory E. Peele

Area 14 – Trooper Hockaday W. Jones

Area 15 – Trooper Floyd W. Stanley, Jr.

Area 16 – Trooper Scott A. Lam

Warren County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Jason K. Lombard

Winchester Police Department – Sergeant Matthew Bielecki

Woodstock Police Department – Officer Daniel Dunivan

9/14/17  Abingdon Regional Law Enforcement Awards – Abingdon, VA

Abingdon Police Department – Patrol Officer Kayla R. Richardson

Big Stone Gap Police Department – Patrolman Robbie Robinson

Bluefield Police Department – Sergeant Timothy Carroll

Bristol Virginia Police Department – Officer Anthony Johnson

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Angel St. Clair

Chilhowie Police Department – Patrolman Nicholas Alexander Stroupe

Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office – Officer Justin Lee Mullins

Gate City Police Department – Officer Matthew Lowman Stewart

Honaker Police Department – Chief Brandon Cassell

                                                    Officer Bill Osbourne

Independence Police Department – Sergeant Matthew B. Adams

Jonesville Police Department – Sergeant Travis Mullins

Lebanon Police Department – Sergeant James A. Fletcher

Martinsville Police Department – Officer Jayme M. Clark

Marion Police Department – Police Officer Brian Morris

Norton Police Department – Officer Christopher Shawn Gardner

Pennington Gap Police Department – Officer Jesse P. Jones

Pound Police Department – First Sergeant Dustin Folk

Richlands Police Department – Patrolman Matthew Fields

Russell County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Carlos Nash

                                         Deputy Scottie Whited

Scott County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Sheriff Arthur (Pete) Chambers

St. Paul Police Department – Officer Dakota Grizzel

Tazewell Police Department – Officer Aaron Blake Robinson

Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Quentin Harris

                                        Sergeant Travis E. Hayton

                                        Deputy Chad Lester

Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Master Deputy Erik Hinchey

                                     Deputy Sheriff Seth Sparks

Wise County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Ryan Adkins

                                    Sergeant Zac Clifton

Wise Police Department – Officer Charles H. Parsons, III

Wythe County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Zachary T. Puckett

Virginia State Police

Area 24 – Trooper J. Michael Nunley

                   Trooper James C. Reynolds

Area 25 – Senior Trooper C.H. Campbell, Jr.

Area 26 – Trooper Jeffrey W. Foutz, Jr.

                   Trooper Kriston D. Nelson

                   Trooper Travis Heath Pickel

Area 27 – Trooper Jeffrey B. Barlow

                  Trooper Mitchell S. Brown

Area 28 – Senior Trooper Billy C. Patton, Jr.

                 Senior Trooper Christopher D. Vance

Area 29 – Senior Trooper Johnathan J. Keen

                 Senior Trooper Jason R. Ward

Area 30 – Senior Trooper B.D. Adkins

                  Trooper M.E. Brooks


9/19/17  MADD Loudoun, MADD Northern VA,  Bull Run ASAP & Fairfax ASAP – Fairfax, VA

Alexandria Police Department – Officer Wesley J. Vitale

Arlington County Police Department – Officer Michael Mitchell

City of Fairfax Police Department – PFC Bryan Nelson

Falls Church Police Department – Corporal Alan R. Freed

Fairfax County Police Department – PFC Harrison Gamble

                                                                PFC Sameer Khan

                                                                PFC Rashid Roberts

                                                                Detective Gene Taitano

Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Creston Irby

George Mason University P.D. – MPO Sunsan Lee

Herndon Police Department – PFC Eliezer Calo

Leesburg Police Department – Sergeant Bradley Schultz

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office – Sergeant William Nugent

Manassas Park Police Department – Officer Christopher R. Koglin

Prince William County Police Dept. –

                                Officer Jesse Catellier

                                Sergeant Jeremy Schenck

                               Officer Matthew Sciabica

                               Officer Joseph Wilhelm

Town of Vienna Police Department – PFC Bradley Reedy

Virginia State Police Division 7

                             Trooper Andre Jones

                             Trooper Zachary Koon

                             Trooper Justin Palmer

                             Trooper Wesley Paul

                             Trooper Lucie Vajglova

                             Trooper Charles Vancampen

Warrenton Police Department – Corporal Carl M. Ferguson


9/21/17 MADD, James River ASAP & Valley ASAP – Charlottesville, VA

Albemarle County Police Department – Katherine Kane

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office – Corporal Scott Craig

Buena Vista Police Department – Corporal Darin Hogan

Charlottesville Police Department – Officer Alex J. Blank

Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office – Lt. Sean Peterson

Greene County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Milton Chen

Lake Monticello Police Department – Michael A. Abbott

Lexington Police Department – Corporal J.A. Burks

Louisa County Sheriff’s Office – Bobby Hughes

Nelson County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Sergio Sanchez

Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Terry Martin

Staunton Police Department – Officer Christopher D. Ammons

Town of Louisa Police Department – Terry Tussing

Virginia State Police

Area 4 – Trooper Seth A. Gaultney

Area 17 – Trooper Jared S. Martin

                 Senior Trooper Joseph G. O’Gorek

Area 18 – Trooper Kevin C. Anders

                 Trooper Troy A. Hackenbracht

                 Trooper Sarah M. Gregory

                 Trooper Dustin C. Palmer

Waynesboro Police Department – Officer Douglas L. Williams


9/22/17 MADD VA, Central VA ASAP, Court Community Corrections, & New River ASAP- Vinton, VA

Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office – Corporal Kenneth D. Curry, II

Amherst County Sheriff’s Office – Lieutenant Dallas Hill

Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Christopher N. Tanner

Bath County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy James W. Bryan, IV

Bedford Police Department – Officer Ryan Hartman

Blacksburg Police Department – Officer Joshua Teubert

Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Sheriff Daniel R. Faulkner

Campbell County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Josh Gryder

Christiansburg Police Department – Officer Christopher Roop

City of Danville Police Department – Officer D.T. Shively

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy J. Bohnke

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office – Lt. Terry Dameron

Henry County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Jeffrey Hatcher

Lynchburg Police Department – Officer Nicholas P. Caputo, III

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office – Master Deputy Christopher Lucas

Patrick County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Dustin Foley

Pearisburg Police Department – Officer Adam Burton

Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Anthony Rouse

Radford City Police Department – Officer Sean D. Weston

City of Roanoke Police Department – Officer Gregory P. Benton

Roanoke County Police Department – PO III Truman Farmer

Salem Police Department – Officer J.W. Shilling

                           Trooper Michael R. Heath

Vinton Police Department – Officer Matthew Stafford

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries – Officer Dallas K. Neel

Virginia State Police

Area 20– Trooper T.M. Wertz

Area 21– Trooper Travis J. Morgan

Area 39– Trooper Jacob P. Fix

                   Trooper Jacob A. Wade

Area 38– Senior Trooper Todd Brendel

                 Trooper Gabriel A. Colon

Area 40– Trooper J.M. Kennedy

                   Trooper Richard A. McClanahan

                   Trooper Joseph A. Turner

                   Trooper Landon B. Umberger

Area 41– Trooper John D. Eames

Area 42– Senior Trooper Noah D. Knight, II

                    Trooper Jeremiah N. Mabe

Area 43– Trooper Ryan C. Amos

                  Trooper Aaron L. McCoy

Virginia Tech Police Department – Corporal Michael Spencer


9/26/17 MADD & Peninsula ASAP – Hampton, VA

Charles City County Sheriff’s Office -Deputy Thomas Douglas

Hampton Police Department -SPO Nicholas Beavers

                                                      MPO Lewis Clements

                                                      Officer Ashley Garcia

                                                      Officer Vernon Gomes

                                                      Officer Thomas Squire

                                                      Ptl. Derrek Taylor

James City County Police Division – Master Police Officer Daniel Jackson

Newport News Police Dept. – Officer Danijel Akaratovic

                                                     Officer Cameron Dodge

                                                     Officer Jeff Imgrund

                                                     Officer Jacqueline Merriman

                                                     Officer Cory J. Sadler

Poquoson Police Department – Cpl. Adam Stephens

Virginia State Police

Area 37– Trooper Brandon C. Hill

                  Trooper Matthew B. Pope

                  Trooper Chelsie L. Smith

Area 46 — Senior Trooper Luis A. Aviles

                   Trooper II Justin M. Lyle

Williamsburg Police Department

Officer Cierra Bastian

Officer Ashley Nichols

Officer James Robinson, Jr.

York Poquoson Sheriff’s Office – Deputy George Fretwell

                                                          Sergeant Eric Hart


9/29/17 MADD & Rappahannock ASAP – Stratford Hall, VA

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Fonda L. Justice

City of Fredericksburg Police Department – Officer Joshua Gilworth

Colonial Beach Police Department – Officer Thomas George

                                                                Officer Vernetta Wright

Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office – Sergeant Nick Leaver

King George County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Wayland Carter

                                                                Sergeant Alison Nowacki

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Turmain Turner

Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy R. Keith Lewis

Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy John Kcraget

                                                                   Deputy Fred Payne, Jr.

                                                                   Deputy Chad M. Polliard

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office – Senior Deputy D.S. Johnson

                                                                       Deputy Danny Reynolds

                                                                       Deputy Antwan Smith

Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries – Conservation Police Officer Cameron Dobyns

                                                                    Senior Officer Frank Spuchesi

Virginia State Police –

Area 2– Trooper Robert D. Cullison

                Trooper Elliot B. English

                Trooper Elliott D. Haynie, IV

Area 3– Trooper Ashby B. Marshall

Area 5– Trooper Zach Torrance

Area 33– Trooper Jean-Marie N. Sebatumitsi

Area 44 –Trooper Julio Cesar Julio


10/3/17 Richmond Regional Law Enforcement Awards – Henrico VA

Amelia County Sheriff’s Office -Deputy Justin E. Wargofcak

Ashland Police Department – Officer Michael Helbig

Chesterfield County Police Department – Sergeant Kevin Rollins

Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy First Class Theodore Knight

Colonial Heights Police Department – Senior Officer Robert Simmons

Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office – Corporal John H. Robinson, Jr.

Emporia Police Department – Officer Andrew Connell

Fort Lee Police – Officer Keith Miller

Goochland County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Terry Russell

Hanover County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy James C. Brockenbrough

Henrico County Police Division – Officer James P. Gray

                    Officer L. Craig Jones

                    Officer Shane D. Richardson

                    Officer Enrique A. Santana

Sergeant Reynolds Community College – Sergeant William Judon

New Kent County Sheriff’s Office – Lieutenant Joey McLaughlin

                  Deputy Eric Mitchell

Petersburg Police Department- Officer William F. Smith

Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Jamie Hamill

                 Sergeant Rodolfo Riopedre

Prince George County Police Department – Officer Ernest Dillard

Richmond Police Department – Officer Brendan C. Leavy

                Sergeant Jonathan Nathanson

                Officer Jason D. Whitehead

Surry County Sheriff’s – Office Deputy Jason Jefferson

Sussex County Sheriff’s Department – Deputy Nathaniel P. Danley

Virginia Commonwealth University Police – Officer Benjamin I. Bone

Virginia State Police –

Area 1– Trooper Justin W. Crawley

Area 3– Trooper Jonathan D. Miles

Area 6– Trooper Solomon C. Albert

Area 7– Trooper Dustin S. Eggleston

Area 8– Trooper Benjamin Canning


10/26/17 MADD & Southside VA ASAP – Clarksville VA

Alberta Police Dept. – Chief Michael A. Brown

Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s Dept. – Deputy Adam Grassel

Chase City Police Dept. – Patrolman Dennis Blanks, Jr.

Clarksville Police Dept. – Corporal Tim Garner

Halifax County Sheriff’s Dept. – Deputy Tyler Clarke

Halifax Police Dept. – Sgt. Jamar Florence

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Dept. – Deputy Joshua Carroll

South Boston Police Dept. – Patrolman Dennis Blanks, Jr.

South Hill Police Dept. – Officer Thomas Jimmerson

Virginia State Police –

                Trooper John A. Williamson

                Trooper Jeremiah L. Criner

                Trooper Joseph M. Balek


12/12/17 MADD & Piedmont ASAP – Farmville VA

Amelia County Sheriff’s Office – Russell W. Dunford

Blackstone Police Dept. – Tony S. Mayton

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Dept. – Charlie Brinkley

Farmville Police Dept. – Charles Kincheloe

            Jordan Seay- Allen

Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office – Michael I. Fowlkes

Virginia State Police –

Amelia County – Trooper Joshua E. Barner

Buckingham County – Trooper Gavin T. Lee

Charlotte County – Trooper Derrick Thompson

Cumberland County – Trooper Trevor R. Gardner

Lunenburg County – Tom W. Reeves, Jr.