(Hillsboro, Festus) A member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded two honors recently. Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Grant Bissell says Corporal Greg Bohn is the recipient of these two awards from the American Legion.
Bissell says Corporal Bohn stepped in to help in a dangerous situation when fellow Deputy Zach Faulkner was shot and injured a few years ago.
Bissell says Corporal Bohn also stepped in to help a resident in need during a fire.
The two previous winners of both of these awards from the American Legion, are both members of the Sheriff’s Office and they are Sheriff Dave Marshak and Captain Brian Taylor who went on to win the National “Law Officer of the Year.”
Also, Deputy Nick Gamm with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded by the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council. Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Grant Bissell says Deputy Gamm was awarded for his great work in the county DWI Enforcement Unit.
Another local policeman received an award from the council. Patrolman Kristopher Rogers of the Festus Police Department is the recipient of the “Officer of the Year Award”. Patrolman Rogers received the award in the category of departments with 16-40 officers in size. In 2022, Rogers made 710 traffic stops and wrote 508 citations. Festus Police Chief Doug Wendel says Rogers is very “traffic oriented”.
The Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council’s annual awards ceremony was held this past weekend in Jefferson City.