Knoxville police recognize officers of the year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department recognized last year's award winners with a luncheon Monday.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Cold Case Investigator Jeff Day and Patrol Officer Jeff Green the "2012 Co-Officers of the Year."

Officer Green was recognized for his significant contribution to pulling drunk drivers off the road, making 77 DUI arrests last year.

Chief Rausch recognized Investigator Day for closing several cold cases, bringing closure to victims' families.

The department named Brenda Hicks the "2012 Civilian Employee of the Year" for her dedication to transitioning the department to paperless.

Police Department Explorer Colby Chandler accepted an award for "2012 Explorer of the Year" for countless hours dedicated to the force.

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