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Spring Employee Recognition
Yesterday was the City's Spring Employee Recognition Event where new employees, and those celebrating milestone employment anniversaries are recognized. Eleven EPPD employees were recognized for their years of service, including Investigative Aide Pauline Sager who has served the City for 40 years, and Lt. Dave Becker who was recognized for 30 years of service.
The Spring Employee Recognition event also features the "EPy Awards," which recognize fellow employees who were nominated by their peers for outstanding performance over the past year.
EPPD Officer Jayden DeVilbiss received the Mayor Jean L. Harris, M.D., Award for Community Service, which is awarded to employees who exemplify a commitment to the Eden Prairie community or to the people of their home town. Officer DeVilbiss was recognized for his work as a volunteer wrestling coach at Shakopee High School.
As a volunteer wrestling coach, Officer DeVilbiss has the opportunity to show young people a side of law enforcement they may not see in the media. Officer DeVilbiss demonstrates compassion and commitment in the way he interacts with the wrestlers he coaches, and the public he comes in contact with through his work as an officer. He is an asset to both the Eden Prairie Police Department and the Shakopee wrestling community.
Congratulations to Officer DeVilbiss and the other EPPD staff who were recognized for their accomplishments.