Another 2019 Officer of the Year honoree is being recognized this week in Thurston County, this time it’s Tumwater Police Officer Jacob Rodriguez.
Officer Rodriguez was hired by the Tumwater Police Department in 2015. He is a 7-year Army veteran and former EMT. He is a field training officer, Firearms Instructor, and member of the Thurston County SWAT Team, according to a Facebook post by the TPD.
Officer Rodriguez “was recognized for his proactive approach to police work and his dedication to our training program” the Department wrote on Monday.
Tumwater Police cancelled the ceremony to honor Officer Rodriguez due to COVID-19 restrictions. He was voted the winner of the award by his fellow officers earlier this year.