RICHMOND, INDIANA — Each year the Optimist Club of Eaton and Optimist International set aside the first week of May as “Respect for Law Week.” During this time the club honors a local law enforcement officer who goes above and beyond the call of duty.
On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Optimist Club of Eaton held their “Respect for Law Week” recognition dinner at the MCL restaurant in Richmond, Indiana. After dinner “Respect for Law” Chairman Ken House presented the Officer of the Year plaque to Chief Terry Strawser of the West Alexandria Police Department.
“Chief Strawser was selected due to his work with his K-9 partner in the apprehension of a suspect in Brookville last year,” Chairman Ken House said.
The Brookville Police Department was involved in an incident at the Speedway service station at Arlington Road and Interstate 70. During this incident a female was shot and killed by police and her boyfriend fled the area. Chief Strawser and his K-9 partner were called upon to assist in locating the male suspect. They successfully located the suspect and he was taken into custody without incident.
“The Optimist Club of Eaton wants to thank and congratulate Chief Strawser and his K-9 partner for their heroic deed,” House said.
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