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Sgt. Ken Cazabon Named Shelby Police Officer of the Year

The Shelby Township Board of Trustees honored the 2011 Shelby Police Officer of the Year winner with a plaque Tuesday evening.

Shelby Township Sgt. Kenneth Cazabon was named the 2011 Police Officer of the Year.

Shelby Township VFW Old Settlers Post 4659 presented Cazabon with the award at Tuesday evening’s Board of Trustees meeting.

The VFW has been presenting awards to outstanding police officers and firefighters in the community since 1992.

A committee made up of police lieutenants, sergeants and several patrolmen nominated Cazabon for the honor.

“He’s the guy that really cares about other people. It’s not just a job it’s a profession,” said Chief Roland Woelkers, who sent the committees nomination to the VFW.

Woelkers said Cazabon always steps in when help is needed, despite his many duties on the force, including: Supervisor of the Traffic Safety Bureau; CLEMIS systems administrator; creator and coordinator of the Shelby Township Citizens’ Academy; coordinator of the annual community shred day and producer and host of “Crime Watch” a bi-weekly cable show informing citizens of crime in the neighborhood.

“He does all that, and is the head of the evidence technician program, like the ones people see on the CSI shows,” said Woelkers.

“He’s also the guy I go to, to say, ‘Hey, how does this work?’” added Woelkers.

Truthful Enquirer April 05, 2012 at 12:53 AM
It's a shame the officer caught the plague from Chief Woelkers when he went up to receive his plaque.
Marina Cracchiolo (Editor) April 05, 2012 at 01:18 PM
We fixed a typo on the story and my apologies for the error. Congrats to the police!
Jeffery Berz April 06, 2012 at 03:51 PM
It's too bad he has to answer to the likes of Stathakis and his posse.
David Erickson April 06, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I have had the sincere pleasure of knowing Sgt. Ken Cazabon for over 12 years. He is an honorable gentleman with impeccable character who serves the residents of Shelby Township and his department with distinction. I have personally witnessed his passion for serving this community in his off duty time to include Shop with a Cop, FOP Pig Roasts for Charity events, and an Adopt a Family for Christmas project. This recognition is well deserved by Sgt. Cazabon and I wish him and his fine family all the best in the future.
Jeffery Berz April 06, 2012 at 11:55 PM
I've never met Sgt. Cazabon but he sure does seem to like his job. He does a great job with his show about township awareness and crime. Congratulations on a job well done!
Luc Caz September 14, 2012 at 10:17 PM
As a CAZABON from Ontario Canada, I am proud to see the name and the man in a very prominent spot getting what a CAZABON works for; recognition is a minor sideline to us all.. Congradulation. Luc@consultantag.com

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