DUNWOODY, Ga. — The Dunwoody Police Department recently issued its annual awards for exceptional officers and staff members.

“Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the citizens in our community, and our award recipients reflect that dedication. Every call is important to us and every incident is a priority,” said Chief Billy Grogan.

The 2019 Officer of the Year was Kasey Martin, who chased and caught the driver who dragged fellow Officer Nathan Daley onto I-285 in August 2019.

“Due to Officer Martin’s presence (physically/mentally), decision-making under stress, communication and physical skills, the driver was able to be apprehended and charged with a long list of serious crimes,” the department said in a statement.

Police Service Representative Natasha Clark was named 2019 Employee of the Year for teamwork, attention to detail, quick-thinking and excellent customer service.

In total, the Dunwoody Police Department recently recognized 11 members of the department and one volunteer. Bailiff and Citizen on Patrol Ron Silvers was named 2019 Volunteer of the Year.

A Dunwoody resident since 1977, he has been a volunteer Dunwoody Municipal Court bailiff since the court’s inception and is an original and active member of the Dunwoody Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol program. In 2019, he dedicated a total of 316 hours of service through these two volunteer programs.

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