McALESTER — McAlester Police Officer Chris Troussel, 47, was recently awarded Officer of the Year by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 97.
“This award is given every year to the FOP member that does more that just what is expected,” said Charlie Rogers President of lodge.
“I think it’s great,” Troussel said of his award.
Rogers said the award was given after a vote of his peers who work with him every day.
“They get to see first hand what a good, honest and hard worker Chris is on a daily basis,” Rogers said.
Rogers said Troussel follows a long list of hard working officers who put their lives on the line everyday.
“He not only comes to work and do his job, Rogers said, but he puts others before himself in many instances.”
Rogers said he worked with Troussel for many years and has seen the kind of officer he is.
Troussel began his law enforcement career in 1989 working for the Pittsburg County Sheriffs office.
“I worked with him at the Pittsburg County Sheriff's office, Krebs Police and the Pittsburg County DA's office,” Rogers said.
“Chris always been a very hard working officer at every job that he’s had.”
Troussel is also a husband and a father. His wife Kimberly is a police dispatcher for the City of McAlester and their son John,18, is a senior at McAlester High School.
Troussel’s father Don Troussel served on the McAlester Police Department for over 25 years, according to Kim Troussel.
“He’s following in his dad’s footsteps,” she said.
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