The Shreveport Police Department honored some of its own this week at the department’s annual Awards Banquet. The banquet, which was held at Riverview Hall last night, attracted such dignitaries as Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, and Shreveport Fire Department Chief Brian Crawford. The affair was sponsored by the North Shreveport Business Association. Below is a list of officers and civilian employees who received awards from Police Chief Willie Shaw and his staff:

Chief’s Appreciation Awards

Shreveport Police Captain Tony LeBlanc

Shreveport Police Major Coles Thomas (Ret.)

Starla Hayes

Humanitarian Awards

Cpl. Shanna Rellin

Cpl. Angela Willis

Lifesaving Awards

Sgt. David Walls

Medal of Valor

Sgt. Timothy C. Prunty (posthumously)

Volunteer of the Year

Takeisha Chambers

Special Achievement

Henry Cudo

Rookie of the Year

Officer LaBrian Marsden

Training Officer of the Year

Cpl. Paul Webb

Officer of the Year

Uniform Services Division- Ofc. Rodney Medlin

Investigations Division- Cpl. Alison Azlin

Support Division- Jailer I Joseph McCray

Supervisor of the Year

Uniform Services Division- Sgt. Janice Dailey

Investigations Division- Lt. Brian Strange

Administration Division- Sgt. Guy Smith

Support Division- Jailer II Anita Chambers

Civilian of the Year

Uniform Services Division- Laura Collins

Investigations Division- Adella Jones

Support Division- Gloriette White

Administration Division- Rosie Golston

Unit Citations

Tactical Robbery

Lt. Jimmy Muller received an award from the Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers Board and Ofc. Chase Crow, Ofc. Madyline Walker, Cpl. Susan Anderson, and Cpl. Brandon Ortiz were all recognized by the National Insurance Crime Bureau for outstanding service to their city. Officer Michael Gerbine received an award from the Sons of the American Revolution and Cpl. Daniel Chumley received a Purple Heart medal from the American Police Hall of Fame.