The Benton Police Department held their annual awards ceremony Friday morning, honoring officers and one civilian for their excellent service to the community in the past year. Police Chief Scotty Hodges and Benton Mayor Tom Farmer expressed their gratitude, noting their appreciation for all employees.
See the video below for the full ceremony and anecdotes to accompany the awards. The photo gallery follows.
Note that one award is audio-only, due to an officer’s sensitive position.
Promotion to Patrol Sergeant
Ofc. Seth Hopkins
Citizen’s Achievement Award
Carl West, pictured with his daughter Caitlyn Aubrey West.
2020 Life Saving Award
Ofc. Hayden Bolding, Ofc. Tierra Coffey, Ofc. Michael Collins, Ofc. Kaitlyn Fleetwood, Ofc. Miles French, Ofc. Jacob Griffith, Ofc. Stacy Jones, Ofc. Matthew Kuntz, Ofc. Joseph McKinley, Ofc. Nick Anderson, Ofc. Joanna Sanchez.
2020 Top Gun Award
Capt. Eric Haworth
2020 Meritorious Service Award
Det. Kolton Lane
2020 Officer of the Year Award / SWAT Announcement
Ofc. Kaitlyn Fleetwood