For Immediate Release
February 6, 2013
Draper Police Officers, Support Employees,
and Citizens Awarded for Meritorious Service
DRAPER, Utah. On June 30, 2012; countless lives were changed forever. Officer Kevin Newman and Detective Moore were among those affected. Officer Newman and Detective Moore responded to an electrocution and discovered three teenagers on the roof of a strip mall. One of the teens had been electrocuted and was unresponsive. The teens and officers feared the metal ladder and edge of the building may be electrified. These officers maneuvered up the ladder and over the electrocution hazard. They performed the much needed CPR on the teenager until the paramedics arrived. Tragically, the teenage victim succumbed to his injuries ten days later.
For their courageous actions, Officer Newman and Detective Moore were each recognized at the Draper Police Department’s Awards Ceremony on February 1, 2013. The teen’s family attended the ceremony and his father, Larry Colosimo, presented each of them with a Medal of Valor, Draper’s most prestigious medal.
The ceremony was a first of its kind for the Draper Police Department and Chief Bryan Roberts promises it won’t be the last. Draper Police Department was formed in 2003 and the city will be celebrating the ten year anniversary this summer. Throughout the afternoon, several police employees and a citizen were honored for their meritorious service in 2012.
Gaile Dupree, a Draper resident and working mother of two, received a Citizens Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of her tireless efforts and selfless determination in forming the Drug Free Draper Coalition and the positive impact it has had on the Draper community.
Detective Alan Price received a Distinguished Service Medal in recognition of his hard work and dedication in implementing the department’s successful drug enforcement program.
Sergeant Chad Carpenter, Sergeant Clint Fackrell, Sergeant Derek Johnson, Detective Walter Deutsch, Detective Alan Price, Detective Jaclyn Moore, Officer Tim Herbert, Officer Angela Fuller & Crime Scene Investigator Alyssa McElreath were awarded with Distinguished Service Medals for their collective efforts and meritorious service that lead to the successful investigation and prosecution of a child abuse homicide that occurred in Draper on August 24, 2012. On that day, officers responded to the suspect’s apartment on report of a drowning, but later discovered the suspect aggressively shook his son. Officer Fuller performed CPR on the child and tragically the child succumbed to his injuries and Officer Herbert knew the story wasn’t adding up. Detectives conducted a thorough investigation which resulted in a successful prosecution and conviction. The suspect was sentenced to prison in January.
On July 16, 2012, paramedics were dispatched to a breathing problem. Officer Kevin Newman was close and stopped to see if he could help. He found Danny Boyer in cardiac arrest. Officer Newman performed CPR on Danny until paramedics arrived. Hospital staff credited Officer Newman’s actions for saving Danny’s life. Danny and his wife presented Officer Newman with a Lifesaving Medal.
Deann Murphy, Draper Police Department’s Support Services Supervisor, was recognized as the Support Employee of the Year for her exceptional service and professionalism in 2012. Detective Jaclyn Moore was recognized as the Police Officer of the Year for her exemplary service and performance in 2012.
Chief Bryan Roberts recognized his newly promoted sergeants and new employees. David Harris, Scott Adams, Clinton Fackrell and Derek Johnson were formally sworn in as Police Sergeants. Officer Ryan Clegg was formally sworn in as a Police Officer and Seven Gardner was recognized as the police department’s new Victim Advocate Coordinator.
On January 31, 2013, the Utah Council for Crime Prevention hosted the 15th Annual Power of Prevention Awards Luncheon. Draper Officer Jeremy Barnes was recognized as the Utah State 2012 D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year. Valinda Rose of the Canyons School District was recognized as the 2012 D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year for her support and service while teaching at Oak Hollow Elementary in Draper. Draper Mayor Darrell Smith and City Councilor William Rappleye were awarded with 2012 “Friend of D.A.R.E.” Awards in recognition of their years of support and dedication to Draper’s D.A.R.E. Program.
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Contact: Sgt Pat Evans Phone: (801) 831-6233
Draper City Police Department
Public Information Office Phone: 801-576-6300
1020 East Pioneer Road Fax: 801-576-6372
Draper, Utah 84020 Dispatch: 801-840-4000