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Roseburg Motor Officer/Homeless Liaison Josh Chavez Honored


Roseburg Motor Officer/Homeless Liaison Josh Chavez honored

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Roseburg Police Department Motor Officer and Homeless Liaison Josh Chavez was recently named the 2021 Roseburg Optimist Club Officer of the Year for his commitment, professionalism and outstanding service.

Chavez was honored with the Officer of the Year award at a BBQ lunch at Roseburg Police Department Friday, May 27. At the same time, Roseburg Police Chief Gary Klopfenstein recognized Officer Chavez with the department’s “Officer of the Quarter” Award for the first quarter of 2022.

In his remarks at the event, Chief Klopfenstein thanked the Roseburg Optimist Club for recognizing the hard work and dedication of all Roseburg Police Officers.

“Every year, there are many officers who stand out for their outstanding performance - making it very difficult to select a single officer for recognition. With that said, one really stood out this year among our outstanding police officers and employees in the Roseburg Police Department,” Chief Klopfenstein said at the BBQ outside the Roseburg Public Safety Center.

Roseburg Optimist Club President Peter Sudduth and other members of the club presented Officer Chavez with the award.

Officer Chavez has served with Roseburg Police since June 2013 and has worked as a patrol officer, training officer, motor officer and, currently, as a homeless liaison officer. As a motor officer, Officer Chavez rides a motorcycle and provides traffic patrol and accident response.

“Josh is extremely deserving of this award. He shows up to work with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude and is always the first to offer assistance when you need it. He is calm under pressure and demonstrates the utmost professionalism to the public we serve,” said Chief Klopfenstein, adding that he’s proud to work with the officer and that Officer Chavez’s positive attitude infects those around him.

“Josh’s exceptional work ethic sets an example for others at RPD to follow and he is valued as a dedicated and dependable member of the Roseburg Police Department,” added Chief   Klopfenstein.



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