The Plano Police staff was forced to change how their annual employee recognition event was held due to COVID-19 concerns. The ceremony took place in the Toler Meeting Room to honor department members who performed above and beyond this past year.
Chief Ed Drain began by thanking the sworn and civilian employees for continuing to provide outstanding services during the pandemic. In lieu of a warm handshake, Chief presented awards along with a congratulatory elbow-bump. See the 2019 honorees as Assistant Chief Sandra Rodgers-Tomeo calls their names:
Lifesaving Award – Officer T. J. Brantley and Deputy Chief Mike TowerMedal of Valor Award – Officer Richard HendersonOutstanding Rookie of the Year – Officer Richard VarnerOutstanding Civilian of the Year – Crime Analyst Andrea DesmondOutstanding Civilian Supervisor of the Year – Detention Supervisor Kevin CapperSworn Supervisor of the Year – Sergeant Brad EwellOutstanding Officer of the Year – Detective Stephen Howell
Congratulations to all of the 2019 nominees and award winners.