The Independence Police Department Officer of the Year has been awarded to Officer/Detective/SRO Thomas Fleming.Thomas Fleming

As part of his recognition, his colleagues were asked to comment on some things that would make him suitable for the award. Here are some of the comments:

“Thomas has been a workhorse for our department for the last couple of years. Between his investigations, assignments, SRO designation, and covering patrol shifts, his performance and attitude in the field are consistently great. Thomas is definitely deserving of the title of Officer of the Year.”

“We applaud all our officers for the work they do to keep our community safe,” said Chief Robert Mason. “Officer Fleming has shown himself to fully embody our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Courage, and Compassion.”

Congratulations, Officer Fleming!