District Attorney Bruce Brown honors police officers of Summit County
Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown recognized three employees of Summit County law enforcement agencies at an awards ceremony held at the old Summit County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The recipients were Detective Alex Blank of the Breckenridge Police Department, officer Russ Arnold of the Frisco Police Department and Detective Kris Brady of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Each was honored for his dedication to maintaining the safety and well-being of the Summit community.
“Each of these men has demonstrated not just exemplary police work, but extraordinary efforts both in the apprehension of criminals in the commission of crimes as well as in investigations,” Brown said. “The district attorney’s office can only successfully prosecute upon the foundation of solid police work done, and these three officers exemplify the commitment and skill necessary to achieve just results.”
Detectives Brady and Blank were honored for their investigatory work on some of the most high-profile prosecutions of the past year in Summit County: Blank for the time-consuming and complex investigation into the Breckenridge Film Festival embezzlement by ex-employee Dawna Foxx, who is currently serving five years in prison, and Brady for his dedicated and diligent pursuit of justice in the ongoing case of the machete attack on a young man in June.
Brown also recognized the work of Frisco officer Russ Arnold. As a patrol officer in the county, Arnold’s job entails the difficult and sometimes dangerous initial contact with offenders. In particular, Arnold’s accomplishments include diligent DUI patrolling and being the first responder to the incident that resulted in the death of Blake Bostic, a local who was allegedly assaulted by Charles Sattler, whose case is awaiting trial.
Each officer received a plaque recognizing his work and was congratulated by attendees from the DA’s office, fellow law enforcement personnel and county officials.
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