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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Officer Honored by American Legion

Kelley-Legion

Apache Junction Police Officer Wes Kelley has been named Officer of the Year by the local American Legion Post 27.

Kelley was given the honor on April 9 by American Legion Post 27. Post Commander Karl Wilson presented the prestigious award to Officer Kelley.

American Legion posts nationwide name officers of the year. The American Legion then annually selects a National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. It is awarded to a well-rounded law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement, according to the American Legion website.

“It is always an honor to have one of our officers recognized by one of armed service organizations,” said Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly. “It is especially humbling as these are the same people that have previously placed themselves in harm’s way in defending our country. Officer Kelley is one of those officers that requires minimum supervision and is respected by his peers. He presents himself well and treats all with dignity and respect as stated in the Apache Junction Police Department’s mission statement. Very proud of the recognition.”

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