The Fernandina Beach Police Department held its annual awards banquet last night at the municipal golf course.
Highlights included Judge Robert Foster administering the Oath of Office to new police officers, David Swanson, Stephen Moreno, and Michael Pensa.
Detective Chris Kopinski was named 2017 Police Officer of the Year, while Steve Minahan was chosen as our civilian Employee of the year.
John Bertsch, an outstanding member of our Police Auxiliary Corps, was selected as the Volunteer of the Year, and Janice Ancrum, Executive Director of the Nassau County Council on Aging was given our Chaplain Don McFadyen Community Service Award.
Officer Mike Mazuryk was selected to receive the department's 2017 Traffic Safety and DUI Enforcement Award.
Congratulations to all those being recognized and a special thank you to all those supporting our police officers, civilian employees, and volunteers.