Congratulations to Patrolman Damian Gabriel on being selected as the City of Cabot Employee of the Month for the Month of July. Below is the citation received:
The City of Cabot recognized Patrol Officer Damian Gabriel as the employee of the month for July for his hard work and dedication during the month of June.
Recently, there was an extra daily patrol added to the parks on Richie Road and the area surrounding to aid and help prevent criminal activity. Officer Damian Gabriel was one of the numerous officers assigned to the area. On top of his normal duties, Officer Gabriel took it upon himself to gather popsicles and Kool-Aid drinks from the squad room.
He then began a campaign of handing out the cool treats to kids playing outside at the various parks, school playgrounds and in the neighborhoods during this extremely hot, and humid summer. Officer Gabriel invited other officers on shift to aid him and enjoy the interaction with all the children. While he did all this not expecting any accolades, his and other officers’ interactions have brought quite a bit of public attention with multiple social media posts.
Actions like these started by Officer Gabriel show the community why the Cabot Police Department is regarded so highly by the citizens. This type of community involvement builds trust between the citizens and the officers.
Finally, Officer Gabriel transferred to his current position from CID. Because of this, he brings an extensive knowledge of investigative techniques that are extremely valuable to patrol. He has been a tremendous asset to the patrol division since his arrival. Between his knowledge and experience, along with his community involvement skills listed above, he was an easy choice for the July employee of the month.