- Published: March 21, 2019
At Council’s March 18 meeting, three employees of the Yellow Springs Police Department received commendations and congratulations on their work. Left, Officer Paul Raffoul, and center, Dispatcher Ruth Peterson received Council commendations from Village Council President Brian Housh for their actions on the night of a fatal shooting in the village on Dec. 13, 2018. Raffoul, the first officer on the scene, “acted for the highest regard of those at the scene and with extraordinary integrity” the commendation read. Peterson, the dispatcher on duty that night, “handled the situation with a sense of urgency and accuracy that proved to be immeasurable in assisting” those at the scene, according to her commendation.
Sgt. Naomi Watson was honored at the Council meeting by YSPD Chief Brian Carlson with a new plaque that recently arrived from the Ohio General Assembly House of Representatives congratulating her on receiving a 2018 award. That award, the David P. Eckert Outstanding Law Enforcement Service Award from the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, was given during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. “This honor has been awarded to you for your praise-worthy record of service, for you have given of your time and energy far beyond what was required or expected,” the congratulations read, in part.