LAPD holds awards banquet

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The Los Alamos Police Department held its third-annual awards banquet Dec. 10, handing out more than 70 awards.
Included in these awards were three lifesaving and six “of the year” awards.
“It is always a privilege to recognize employees of the police department for all their hard work and achievements,” said LAPD Commander Preston Ballew.
The following were the highest awards presented for the night:
• Dispatcher Roberto Lujan:  two life saving commendations
• Dispatcher Angela Cordova:  life saving commendation
• Civilian of the Year: Evidence Technician Anthony Lucero
• Dispatcher of the Year: Dispatcher Roberto Lujan
• Detention Officer of the Year: Officer Kathryn Philips
• Police Officer of the Year: Corporal Adele Girmendonk
• Supervisor of the Year: Detective Sergeant James Rodriguez
• Supervisor of the Year: Jail Administrator Hilario “Eli” Salinas