2023 Awards Ceremony

Officer Coulson - Chief's Award of Excellence
Officer Coulson - Chief's Award of Excellence

Each year, the Oregon Police Department recognizes those officers and civilian staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty to make Oregon a better place to live, work, and play. Awards ceremonies are normally held during the First Responder Event.

 

Officer Jordan Coulson received the Chief's Award of Excellence Award for his reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution on 8/31/23.  He exhibits the Department’s Core Values setting a positive standard within the Oregon Police Department.  In the spring of 2023, Officer Coulson was very instrumental

K9 Officer Koratko - Chief's Award of Excellence
K9 Officer Koratko - Chief's Award of Excellence
in the implementation of the department’s first drone program. He took the initiative to research different components needed for the drone to put the program on the best trajectory and assisted in coordinating the training and deployment of the drone program.

 

K9 Officer Alex Koratko received the Chief's Award of Excellence Award on 8/31/23 for his reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.  He exhibits the Department’s Core Values setting a positive standard within

Lt. Schaub - Chief's Award of Excellence
Lt. Schaub - Chief's Award of Excellence
the Oregon Police Department.  Officer Koratko took the initiative to become the department’s first Dual Purpose K9 Handler with K9 Archie.  The K9 Unit possesses the capabilities of tracking, narcotic detection, handler protection, building searches, and apprehending suspects. Through Officer Koratko’s hard work and dedication, he and K9 Archie allow us to provide additional safety to our officers and community.

 

Lt. Chad Schaub received the Chief's Award of Excellence Award on 8/31/23 for his reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness

Sgt. Hatfield & Off. Lehmann - Exceptional Service Award
Sgt. Hatfield & Off. Lehmann - Exceptional Service Award
of contribution.  He exhibits the Department’s Core Values setting a positive standard within the Oregon Police Department.  Lt. Schaub is the Accreditation Manager at our department, and through his hard work and determination, the Oregon Police Department was able to successfully complete its first three-year accreditation assessment.  The Oregon Police Department will be recognized as a Wisconsin accredited law enforcement agency for three years due to Lt. Schaub’s role.

 

Sergeant Dave Elsner, Sergeant Jeremy Hatfield, and Officer Brian Lehmann received the Exceptional Performance Award on 8/31/23

Sgt. Elsner - Exceptional Service Award
Sgt. Elsner - Exceptional Service Award
for a member who distinguishes himself at a particular incident by exemplary actions taken while performing his duties.  On 10/23/22 Sergeant Hatfield, Sergeant Elsner, and Officer Lehmann responded to an armed robbery call that ultimately resulted in an officer involved critical incident in the area of Eagle Drive.  They remained calm and courageous throughout their involvement in this incident.  Sergeant Hatfield, Sergeant Elsner, and Officer Lehmann were part of a team approach to a dangerous situation.  Due to their combined efforts, we were able to prevent any further harm to our community.

 

Officer Kyle Schewe, Officer Brian Lehmann,

Off. Gilbertson, Off. Schewe, & Off. Lehmann - Exceptional Service Award
Off. Gilbertson, Off. Schewe, & Off. Lehmann - Exceptional Service Award
and Officer Ted Gilbertson received the Exceptional Performance Award on 8/31/23 for a member who distinguishes himself at a particular incident by exemplary actions taken while performing his duties.  On 10/21/22 Officer Schewe, Off. Lehmann, & Off. Gilbertson were dispatched to a house explosion in the 800 block of Oregon Parks Avenue.  They worked together to evacuate nearby residences, and they remained calm and courageous as they entered very unsafe areas around the explosion.  Officer Schewe, Off. Lehmann, & Off. Gilbertson showed excellent judgement and initiative during this incident which reflects the department’s
Off. Nydia Navarro - John Edgar Hoover Award
Off. Nydia Navarro - John Edgar Hoover Award
core values, and their actions ultimately prevented any further harm to our community. 

 

Officer Nydia Navarro received the J. Edgar Hoover Award on 8/31/23. Over the course of the last year, Officer Navarro has volunteered for additional training in the areas of being a field training officer, investigations, drone operator,  and leading and establishing a women’s self-defense program.  Officer Navarro has taken what she has learned through these training opportunities and has quickly made a positive impact in expanding the services provided by the Oregon Police Department.  

 

Off. Bollig - Life Saving Award
Off. Bollig - Life Saving Award

Officer Jackson Bollig received the Life Saving Award on 8/31/23 for his outstanding police performance in the saving of a human life and the display of initiative, capability, and attention to duty, thereby earning respect and admiration for himself and the Oregon Police Department.  On 5/08/23 at approximately 1:03 a.m., Officer Bollig responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing 3-month-old baby.  When Officer Bollig arrived, the infant was not responsive and was not breathing.  Officer Bollig provided life saving measures by giving chest compressions, and through his actions, the infant was revived.

 

Off. Kohlman - Life Saving Award
Off. Kohlman - Life Saving Award

Officer Joshua Kohlman received the Life Saving Award on 8/31/23 for his outstanding police performance in the saving of a human life and the display of initiative, capability, and attention to duty, thereby earning respect and admiration for himself and the Oregon Police Department.  On 10/27/22 at approximately 11:22 p.m., Officer Kohlman responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing child.  When Officer Kohlman arrived, the child was not responsive and was not breathing.  Officer Kohlman provided life saving measures by giving chest compressions, and through his actions, the child was revived.

 

K9

K9 Officer Koratko - Life Saving Award
K9 Officer Koratko - Life Saving Award
Officer Alex Koratko received the Life Saving Award on 8/31/23 for his outstanding police performance in the saving of a human life and the display of initiative, capability, and attention to duty, thereby earning respect and admiration for himself and the Oregon Police Department.  On 2/28/23 at approximately 6:51 p.m., Officer Koratko responded to a report of a community member who was unconscious and having trouble breathing.  When Officer Koratko arrived, the community member was not responsive and was not breathing.  Officer Koratko provided life saving measures by giving chest compressions, and through his actions, the community member was
Detective Gowan - Officer of the Year Award
Detective Gowan - Officer of the Year Award
revived.

 

Detective Kevin Gowan received the Officer of the Year Award from the Optimist Club on 8/31/23 for consistently performing at a high level of service and excelling in teamwork.