On April 26, 2019, the Lebanon Police Department held a Swearing In and Awards Ceremony in the department’s training room.
Newly hired Police Officer Logan Scelza was sworn in by Chief Mello. Officer Scelza comes to the department from Hartford VT Police Department, where he has been a certified full-time Officer for seven years.
Officer Roberto Dourado received the Commendation Bar for Lifesaving Award. The award recognizes Officer Dourado for responding to a medical call where a male was unconscious and not breathing. Officer Dourado was first on scene and began CPR, which subsequently saved the male’s life.
Several Officers received awards for their involvement with the shooting incident that occurred in Hanover in November 2018. Sergeant Richard Norris and Officer Daniel Gaspard received Distinguished Service Awards for their immediate and ongoing actions, which were above and beyond their normal duties, and which were essential to the successful apprehension of the dangerous suspects. Corporal Garrett Hubert, Officer James Pike, Officer Zachary Lawrence, Officer Paul Gifford, and Detective Michael Roberts all received Certificate of Commendation Awards for their vital roles in this incident. The prompt and exemplary actions of these Officers was crucial to the apprehension of the suspects and preventing further injury or incident.
Also presented were Years of Service Awards. Plaques were given to Communications Specialist Brande Wood for 15 years of service, and Facilities Custodian Tom LaPointe for 15 years of service. Not present but also recognized are Detective Brett Quillia for 10 years of service, and Lieutenant Matthew Isham for 15 years of service.
Retired Lieutenant and former K9 Officer Bryan Robbins came to show his support.
Congratulations to all Officers and Department Staff!
From left to right: Officer Lawrence, Officer Gaspard, Corporal Hubert, Sergeant Norris, Officer Pike, Communications Specialist Wood, and Officer Gifford
|Communications Specialist Wood with Chief Mello||Facilities Maintenance Tom LaPointe |
|Officer Scelza||Officer Dourado|
|Sergeant Norris||Officer Gaspard|
|Corporal Hubert||Officer Lawrence|
|Officer Gifford||Officer Pike|
|Retired Lt. Bryan Robbins with Chief Mello|