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April 16, 2013

Kiowa's "Top Cops" receive awards

McALESTER — Three members of the Kiowa Police Department were awarded “Top Cop” at the 20th Annual Buckle Down Awards recently.

Officer Dustin Wall, Senior Patrolman Brian Degraffenried and Officer Kevin Fox were all presented with the Top Cop award at the February banquet, according to Chief Tony Runyon.

“I’m very proud of these men,” Runyon said.

The Oklahoma Buckledown Awards Program recognizes Oklahoma Law Enforcement Officers for “Outstanding” performance in the areas of Traffic Safety, Occupant

Protection, and Impaired Driving. Recognition is based on the individual officer’s initiative and use of enforcement, public information and education, and prevention efforts designed to reduce traffic collisions and their resulting injuries, deaths, and property damage, according to buckledown.com.

Meanwhile, to win the Top Cop awards the officers competed against larger cities such as Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Runyon said.

“We competed against the big boys for this one.”

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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