Knoxville police name officer-, reserve officer of the year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville police officers announced the 2007 Officer of the Year, and Reserve Officer of the Year, during their annual Knoxville Police Department awards luncheon.

KPD honors an officer of the month regularly, and at the end of each year, they look at all the monthly winners to select their officer of the year.

Then all of the officers and their families join together for a luncheon where their hard work is appreciated.

Police Chief Sterling Owen says this year's winner, Sgt. Will Wilson, was selected for his continued superior performance throughout the year.

"He was selected by a committee, because he not only acts as a supervisor in his sergeant role, but he takes on a number of addition commitments within the police department, and excels in each and every one of them."

Officers also recognized a reserve officer of the year, who volunteers his time to help with special events like Boomsday and ball games.

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