Police Chief Robert DeVries and Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper pose with Officer Adam Simonsen who was awarded the honor of the 2019 Officer of the Year Award at an awards ceremony during National Police Week. KPD/File Photo
KINGMAN — Last week was National Police Week.
The Kingman Police Department held its 16th Annual Awards Ceremony on May 16th, during National Police Week.
Officer Adam Simonsen was awarded the honor of the 2019 Officer of the Year Award. Neighborhood Service Officer Sam Kurtz was recognized as Civilian Employee of the Year. Lilith Bennet was awarded Explorer of the Year and William Kriekel was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Chief Robert DeVries said the awardees were nominated by their peers.
“Over the past year, each of the recipients demonstrated a consistent pattern of professionalism, performance and behavior that exemplifies our commitment to honor, integrity and courage,” said DeVries.
A highlight of the ceremony was 8-year-old Dylan DeWolf being recognized with a Citizens Appreciation and Life Saving Award. Dylan was responsible for helping save the life of another young boy who became trapped under a heavy trailer. Dylan came to the aid of the trapped boy and then ran to get help, saving the life of his friend.
Photo: Police Chief Robert DeVries and Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper pose with award recipients at an awards ceremony during National Police Week. Not pictured: William Kriekel.