The Waterloo Police Department is Proud to Announce the Officer of the Year for 2020.
Chief Fitzgerald announced that Officer Adam Galbraith is the recipient of the 2020 Officer of the Year award. Officer Galbraith epitomizes the Departments missionvision in his performance, attention to detail, positive attitude, and work habits. The Chief also noted that Officer Galbraith’s activity level, consistency and performance in regards to the completion of his duties was exemplary.
Officer Galbraith started employment with the Waloo Police Department in 1996. His previous assignments have included Watch III Patrol, Watch II Patrol, the Drug Crime Unit, the Property & Evidence Division, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Criminal Enterprise Task Force, and the Investigative Division as a School Resource Officer and Investigator. Officer Galbraith is currently assigned to the Watch I Patrol Division.
Officer Galbraith also serves as a Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Trained officer, and can be seen riding a Harley Davidson police motorcycle; weather permitting, as he is one of the officers assigned to the Police Motor Unit. Officer Galbraith was also a former member of the Waterloo Police Department Tactical Unit.
The continued professionalism that Officer Galbraith demonstrates in the course of his service to the community and his willingness to help fellow officers were traits recognized by his peers, supervisors, and members of the administrative staff.
Congratulations Officer Galbraith!
Since 1970 there have been 44 different officers honored as "Officer of the Year". The remaining officers
are listed below:
|Year Honored||Officer||Year Honored||Officer|
|2019||Jordan Ehlers||2018||Brad Walter|
|2017||Ben Bloker||2016||Jamie Sullivan|
|2015||Kyle Ullom||2014||Eryn Hageman|
|2013||Greg Erie||2012||Brice Lippert|
|2011||Randy Hammitt||2010||Spencer Gann|
|2009||Jeff Tyler||2008||Gregory Kemp|
|2007||Rob Camarata||2006||Dave Bovy|
|2005||Matt McGeough||2004||Rob Duncan|
|2003||Robert Michael||2002||Steve Bagenstos|
|2001||Chris Gergen||2000||Cliff Caughron|
|1999||Verl "Skip" Johnson||1998||Jeffrey Harrington|
|1997||Tina Lathrop||1996||Michael McNamee|
|1995||Randy Chapman||1994||Jimmie Schmidt|
|1993||Scott Pagel||1992||Carroll Keinol|
|1991||Larry Coffin||1990||Cheryl Rathe|
|1989||Carl Teske||1988||Scott Lake|
|1987||Becky Christie||1986||Duane Foutch|
|1985||Buck Clark||1984||Rick Harned|
|1983||Thomas Shimp||1982||John Woods|
|1981||Richard Boesen||1980||A. Lynn Moller|
|1979||Carroll Keinol||1978||Brian Corcoran|
|1977||Darwin Cunningham||1976||Richard Arends|
|1975||Larry Thompson||1974||Michael Wagner|