This past week at the Northglenn Community Center, we had the honor of presenting Northglenn Police Department officers with the Unparalleled Community Impact Award and Outstanding Act of Service Awards.
The awards are meant to honor law enforcement officers who consistently demonstrate outstanding community service. We created this award because we are constantly impressed with the exceptional community service our local law enforcement officers demonstrate and believe their good deeds should be formally recognized and appreciated. We value our members and their noble professions, and we would like to acknowledge the great community we serve.
Officer Brian Kidwell received the Unparalleled Community Impact Award for his leadership and organization of the annual “No Shave Novembeard” for the American Cancer Society. For this event, all staff members are allowed to grow beards and goatees for the month of November in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society and build awareness throughout the department. Officer Kidwell has organized the event, solicited donations and participant gifts, and organized the shave-off with Floyd’s Barbershop in Northglenn. In 2017, he took it to the next level by going three months with no shave to raise even more money.
Northglenn officers Lindsey Queiser, Chad Reffel, Patrick Toelle, and Ibrahim Yasin received the Outstanding Act of Service Awards for their heroic acts involving a roll-over car accident. The team of Queiser, Reffel, Toelle, and Yasin responded to a vehicle rollover accident in March. When the officers arrived, the vehicle was flipped over and on fire, and it was unknown if the driver was in the vehicle. With a closer look, they observed the driver was pinned inside the vehicle. Together, they were able to get the driver out before the entire car was engulfed in flames. The driver made an appearance at the event and personally thanked the officers for saving his life.
After the award ceremony, attendees were invited to enjoy food from the Denver Biscuit Bus compliments of RMLECU.