LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –A Lawton Police officer was named Oklahoma Officer of the Year.
The Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police chose Officer Abraham Woelfel for their most prestigious award. The Lawton Police Chief's office says Woelfel didn't even know he was nominated.
Woelfel will be recognized at the annual Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police awards banquet on June 20 where he will be given a plaque and certificate.
Six other officers and employees with the Lawton Police Department also earned awards:
Officer Collin Ney-Life Saving Award
Det. Austin Benton-Certificate of Appreciation
Det. Troy Durham-Certificate of Appreciation
Sgt. Patrick Bellamy-Certificate of Appreciation
Lt. Eric Carter-Certificate of Appreciation
Dispatch Supervisor Jessica Carter