2015 Major Award Winners
A note from the Howard County Chief of Police, Gary L. Gardner:
Each year we recognize our members for the outstanding contributions made to the community and to the police department. Please join me in congratulating our 2015 Major Award Winners. These employees and volunteers represent the outstanding work performed by HCPD every day.
My personal thanks to all of the winners this year, and to all of you who make this agency what it is today, a model for others to follow. Again, thank you for your service to the citizens of Howard County and the Department.
Police Officer of the Year – Corporal James Zammillo
Detective of the Year – Detective First Class Ryan Gregory
Community Service Award – Police Officer First Class Casey Viou
First Year Service Award – Police Officer Daniel Martin
Scott Wheeler Traffic Safety Award – Police Officer First Class John Salat
Civilian of the Year – School Crossing Guard Wanda McDonald
Telecommunicator of the Year – Senior Dispatcher First Class Rob Roy Baker
Auxiliary Officer of the Year – Auxiliary Officer Paul Bertulis
Animal Control Volunteer of the Year – Ms. Fiona Tobler
Explorer of the Year – Police Explorer Captain Younes Elmaataoui
Volunteer Mounted Patrol Officer of the Year – VMP Officer Linda Reed