Mocksville police officers recognized

Published 10:03 am Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mocksville police officers are committed to keeping residents, businesses and visitors safe, according to Chief Todd Penley.

“Mocksville officers honorably serve the Town of Mocksville and will continue to sacrifice their time, efforts and energy, so that its citizens can enjoy the highest quality of life,” he said. “All our officiers demonstrate the highest quality of service to the town.”

The following officers were recently recognized:

• officer of the year, Capt. Koula Black;

• instructor certifications, Capt. Jeff Finney, Lt. Joey Reynolds, Lt. Mike Preston;

• firearms instructor certification, Lt. Mike Preston;

• meritorius award, Officer Richard Broyles;

• lifesaving award, Lt. Mike Preston, Det. Brian Nichols (times 3);

• 10-year service award, Lt. Chris Hefner, Sr. Officer Stuart Shore;

• 15-year service award, Asst. Chief Nelson Turrentine, Capt. Robin Robbins, Capt. Jeff Finney, Lt. Mac Parker;

• 20-year service award, Sr. Officer Daniel Matthews.

“The police department would like to thank the mayor, town board, manager and citizens for their continued support and encouragement of this department,” Penley said. “We hope everyone enjoyed a merry Christmas and holiday season and look forward to continuing our service to the community in 2017.”