EPD Officer Philip Smith Receives Award for Distinguished Service in Policing

Officer Smith is one of only 23 officers nationwide receiving the award.

Posted: Nov 19, 2020 9:53 AM
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 4:31 PM

Officer Philip Smith with the Evansville Police Department is receiving the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing.

A ceremony is being held for Officer Smith at the Glenwood Leadership Academy Auditorium, where Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, EPD Chief Billy Bolin, United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler, and local school officials will be present.

“There isn’t an Officer out there more deserving of this award than Phil Smith,” said Chief Bolin. “Through his infectious personality, he leaves a trail of laughter and smiles wherever he goes. He is not only an asset to the Evansville Police Department but to the entire profession of law enforcement.”

The award presented to Officer Smith is an award that was only given to 23 law enforcement officers and deputies from 12 jurisdictions across the United States.


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