FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2013
Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police
Pullman Police Department
PULLMAN – Pullman Police Officer Greg Umbright was presented with the local American Legion "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" award for 2012. Charles Klaudt, Commader of American Legion Maynard-Price Post #52 in Pullman, presented the award at the Pullman City Council meeting on February 5, 2013. Officer Umbright is a 28 year law enforcement veteran with the last 22 years with the Pullman Police Department.
Officer Umbright was selected for the award due to his positive interactions with the public and his selfless approach to his duties. Officer Umbright embraces the community policing model by contacting citizens and promoting positive relationships between the department and the community. He consistently makes the personal effort to make each citizen contact a positive experience for the public, and to be as helpful to them as possible. Officer Umbright is diligent to fully investigate every call, and does not shy away from the time and effort it takes to go above and beyond what many might expect. He is positive in his attitude, both with the public and his fellow officers, treating people with kindness and respect. He shows the best in teamwork, as he always is willing to assist other officers in varying capacities. Even after serving in law enforcement for 28 years, Officer Umbright still maintains high enthusiasm for the job. Officer Umbright is a great example of a law enforcement officer, consistently showing honesty, professionalism and good character. Officer Umbright's work exemplifies excellence in law enforcement contributions to the police department and community.
As the recipient of the local award, Officer Umbright is eligible for consideration by the American Legion, Washington Department, for the state-level "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" award. State-level awardees are then eligible for the American Legion's national award. Additional information about this award can be found online at www.walegion.org and www.legion.org/security/officeraward.
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