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Ceremony honors police officers

Sgt. Fred Grenier recognized as Lansing’s Officer of the Year

May 18, 2006

Lansing Police Sgt. Fred Grenier is Lansing's Police Officer of the Year.

Grenier was honored Monday at the 20th annual Leavenworth County Peace Officers and Police Awards ceremony at the Eagles Lodge in Leavenworth.

"Fred's a fantastic officer and does a great job for us," said Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman. "He's a very positive influence on our department as far as his willingness to help other officers out and to pass on his knowledge about the job. He's very dependable and willing to drop anything on a moment's notice to get the job done."

Grenier also received a Merit Award for Excellent Arrest for his work related to an August 2005 stop that led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of a suspect on cocaine charges.

Grenier has been on the Lansing force since February 2005, coming to Lansing after 10 years with the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office.

He was one of several Lansing officers picking up awards at the annual event.

Fred Genier

Fred Genier

Other Lansing officers honored were:

¢ Sundae Holler, Tom Mink and Brian Duncan, who each received Commendation Awards.

¢ Michael Hall, Holler and Billy Blackwell Jr., who shared a Merit Award for Excellent Arrest for their May 2005 arrest of a Lawrence man on drug-related and theft charges.

¢ John Gable and Duncan, who shared a Merit Award for Excellent Arrest for the arrest of a teen accused of accosting a jogger in January 2005.

¢ Manuel Olmos and Richard Fairbanks, who shared a Merit Award for Excellent Arrest for their January 2005 arrest of a woman on numerous charges related to a disturbance at a Lansing chiropractor's office.

¢ Blackwell, who received a Citation for Bravery for rescuing a 79-year-old Lansing woman from her burning home in June 2005.

Lt. Pat Sparks of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office was named Leavenworth County Officer of the Year at the ceremony.


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