Two Morton Grove police officers receive merit honors from Cook County
Updated: February 20, 2012 8:06AM
Two Morton Grove police officers have earned top honors from the county.
Officers Eric Ficht and Dennis Johnson received the Cook County Law Enforcement Officers Award of Merit for consistently performing beyond the call of duty.
The award is based on such criteria as attitude, work ethic and professionalism.
Ficht, a seven-year veteran of the Morton Grove Police Department, received this award because of his consistent and exemplary service as a field training officer, evidence technician and midnight-shift patrol officer, Cmdr. Paul Yaras said.
“Officer Ficht has made the most ‘driving under the influence’ arrests in the Police Department this year while also performing duties as an evidence technician and field training officer,” Yaras said. “His skill as an evidence technician was instrumental in finding and developing fingerprints that led to the arrest of a suspect in a burglary.”
Johnson, with two years of service in the Morton Grove Police Department, received the award because of his exemplary service as a patrol officer assigned to the midnight shift, Yaras said.
“Officer Johnson leads the department with arrests, is a member of the Morton Grove Police Department Honor Guard Team and performs duties as an evidence technician,” Yaras noted.