The Waterloo Police Department is Proud to Announce the Officer of the Year for 2021.
Officer Thomas started employment with the Waterloo Police Department in 2017. Officer Thomas currently is assigned to the early swing shift
in the Patrol Division.
Officer Thomas also serves as a Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Trained officer, and on the Waterloo Police Department Tactical Unit.
Officer Thomas is well liked by his colleagues. He is dependable and can be counted upon to complete any task assigned to him.
The continued professionalism that Officer Thomas 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 Thomas!
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|
|2021||Steven Thomas||2020||Adam Galbraith|
|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||Rich 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|