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2022 Law Enforcement Appreciation award winners announced

Union Township, Clermont County Ohio (April 12, 2022) – The Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet award winners.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

For over 30 years, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce has partnered with law enforcement agencies to present the Clermont County Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet to show our thanks for the tremendously good acts performed by our police and citizens that are not always publicized. This commitment is because we understand how vital law enforcement is to the health, safety, and general welfare of everyone in our community.

This special event also raises thousands of dollars for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund.

The 2022 Law Enforcement Appreciation Award winners:

Excellence in Police Service

  • Sergeant Mark Planck, Bethel Police Department
  • Deputy Bobby Pham, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy James “Jim” Kirker (posthumously) and K-9 Officer Paik, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Greg McAllister, Goshen Township Police Department
  • Officer Tim Brinker, Miami Township Police Department
  • Officer Casey Brashear, Corporal Doug Scott, and Corporal Steve Singleton, Miami Township Police Department and Clermont County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Detective Steve Rogers, Milford Police Department
  • Trooper Eric Tometich, Ohio State Patrol
  • Officer Dustin Wade, Pierce Township Police Department
  • Officer Derek Disbennett, Union Township Police Department
  • Lieutenant Scott Blankenship, Sergeant Ken Mullis, Detective John Pavia, Sergeant Josh Hines, Detective Brandon Bishop, Officer Joe Pangallo, and Officer Chris Godsey, Union Township Police Department
  • Officer Steven Butler, Williamsburg Police Department

Life Saving

  • Eva Buckman, Union Township resident

Distinguished Career

  • Sergeant Christopher Baarlaer, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Dennis “Sean” Rahe, Loveland Police Department
  • Officer Scott Ball, Miami Township Police Department

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, we will honor Clermont’s law enforcement with  dinner and awards ceremony at the Oasis Conference Center. We invite you to join us in this endeavor by becoming a sponsor of the event; with your support, we are able to invite officers to attend at no charge. You can also provide a donation to our University of Cincinnati Clermont College Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund.

Registration, ticket sponsorship, and donation opportunities available here  or (513) 576-5000.

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