On Tuesday, January 22, the Morris Police Department hosted an annual dinner for their officers and staff, honoring the work they do throughout the year. Sergeant Ross Tiegs was named the 2012 Officer of the Year for his work with the department’s technology. Tiegs conducts forensic investigations on technological crimes or crimes committed using technology. Tiegs is also part of the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children task force, working as part of a team to apprehend child predators. Morris Chief of Police Jim Beauregard says Tiegs keeps the department “working into the 21st century.”
Officers Shane Nelson and Anita Liebl were given the Life Saving Award for performing CPR on an unresponsive victim and saving his life. The Department will hold a public meeting to discuss their 2012 annual report on Wednesday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m in the City of Morris Council Chambers.