Press release submitted by Illinois State Police|
East Moline, IL - Illinois State Police District 7 is proud to announce Trooper Marvin Wagle received the top award for "Officer of the Year" at the annual Illinois State Police Awards Ceremony that took place on Wednesday August 1, 2012 in Springfield.
Trooper Marvin W. Wagle has been assigned to District 7 after graduating from the ISP Academy in 2008. Trooper Wagle has demonstrated outstanding skill, ability and professionalism in the performance of his duty. Specifically, he understands the root causes for fatal crashes and addresses them with consistent enforcement and education on a daily basis. His exceptional knowledge and ability to complete his job functions are unmatched. Last year, Trooper Wagle ranked first in DUI, and other alcohol related arrests, second in seat belt and total citations, third in traffic stops, and fifth in criminal arrests in his District.
He particularly excels in DUI enforcement. He was the second leading officer in DUI arrests for the Department and held the sixth position within the state. Local drinking establishments praised Trooper Wagle for his pursuit in preventing alcohol related crashes and fatalities.
Trooper Wagle strives for perfection and works diligently both on and off duty to make Illinois communities safe. He is self-motivated and always willing to assume additional responsibilities. This has been proven with some of his other obligations. Trooper Wagle is part of the Illinois State Police Region II Crowd Control Team and participated in the NATO summit security detail this past May. Showing great dedication to safety he is also on the District 7 Road Safety Assessment Team. The team is a group of troopers who have accepted the additional role assessing fatal crash scenes to determine if there are any roadway / sign modifications that can be made or recommend focused patrols to increase safety.
"Trooper Wagle is everything we could ask for in a trooper," states Lieutenant Robert Atherton. "Even with this fantastic honor he remains very humble, does not look for recognition and will continue to perform to the highest standard. He gives 100% day in and day out, and we are proud to have him serving the communities of District 7."
Also in attendance was District 7 Telecommunicator of the Year Brenda Landheer. Ms. Landheer has displayed a strong functional knowledge of the policies, procedures and duties of her position. Lieutenant Atherton adds, "Her positive rapport and steadfast ability to deal with high-stress situations have earned her great respect among the sworn officers that trust her with their lives."
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