Rep. TC Clements, joined by Rep. Joe Bellino and Senator Dale Zorn, recognizes the 2020 Monroe County Officers and Deputies of the Year. In this photo, left to right, Rep. Clements, Deputy Ken Dodds, Sen. Zorn, Detective Mike Swiercz, Rep. Bellino, Corrections Officer Katie Caswell, Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough.
State Rep. TC Clements, of Temperance, hosted a law enforcement appreciation event at the Robert A. Hutchinson FOP Lodge #113 in Monroe Monday where he honored the 2020 Monroe County Officers and Deputies of the Year.
“Members of law enforcement are being ridiculed and scrutinized more than ever before, affecting morale, recruitment, and retention,” Clements said. “As a former officer and deputy chief of police, I have heard my share of criticism. What I want these officers, as well as all of law enforcement, to know is that we appreciate the work they do in keeping us, our families, and our neighbors safe.”
“I am honored to recognize these individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Their commitment to excellence and pride of service shows in their achievements and dedication to their communities.”
Clements was joined by Representative Joe Bellino and Senator Dale Zorn in honoring members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police. The officers and deputies honored were:
- Jordan Long- State Trooper of the Year, Monroe Post
- Renae Peterson- City of Monroe Police Officer of the Year
- Randy Sehl – Dundee Police Officer of the Year
- Katie Caswell- Monroe County Corrections Officer of the Year
- Ken Dodds – Bedford Township Deputy of the Year
- Detective Mike Swiercz – Monroe County Deputy of the Year
As our colleagues in the Michigan Legislature weigh whether to take up a bail reform proposal, we think it’s important to take a step back look at the concerning results produced by similar reforms made in states like New York and California.
State Rep. TC Clements today voted in support of a supplemental budget plan that dedicates federal stimulus dollars to local infrastructure projects, including a local Secor Road expansion project.