Three officers received awards for their service after their supervisors nominated them for awards given by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
In Caryville, patrolman Albert Kidwell received three awards in the municipal division. Officers at the CPD haven’t received any awards in the 25 years that Chief Johnny Jones has been at work in Caryville.
“I’ve given them little certificates of appreciation, but nothing like that,” Jones said.
Kidwell, a two-year veteran of the department, was named officer of the year, DUI officer of the year, and he received a certificate from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
“He just goes above and beyond what a normal patrol officer would normally do,” Jones said. “I’m very, very proud of him.”
Two officers at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department received awards as well.
K-9 Officer Darrell Mongar received an officer of the year award for county law enforcement agencies. Sheriff Robbie Goins nominated Mongar for his work as the K-9 handler, DARE instructor, supervisor of the school resource officers, the number of arrests made, and $45,000 in drug money and vehicle seizures. Goins also cited Mongar’s community involvement and compassion for Campbell Countians.
Mongar has been with CCSD for 15 years.
CCSD Patrolman Josh Humphrey was recognized as a DUI Officer of the year by the state and MADD for his efforts to remove impaired drivers from county roadways. Humphrey recorded 20 DUI arrests this year. He has worked with the sheriff’s department for three years.