Kenneth Peck
Kenneth Peck

Dunwoody police have named Officer Kenneth Peck the 2012 officer of the year, the department announced Feb. 13.

Peck was praised for his work ethic and for demonstrating he is a well-rounded officer and team member.

“Officer Peck has sincerity in his work ethic that resonates into every aspect of his duties – big or small,” the department said in announcing the awards. “He never dismisses even the smallest opportunity to engage with citizens young or old.”

Peck was commended for his actions investigating the stealing of televisions from a local restaurant. The suspect was arrested and the sets were returned to the restaurant, police said.

Other 2012 police department achievement awards winners were:

Employee of the year: Police services representative Kristin Adams.

Marksman of the year: Officer Michael Cheek.

Meritorious Service Medals: Officers Richard Heintz, Aaron Belt and Michael Cheek.

Rising Star award: Officer Caleb Gilbert.

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Joe Earle

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