Northwood Police Awards And Promotion Ceremony
Officer Aube receiving Meritorious Service Award. L-R:
Chief Drolet, Officer Aube, Commissioners Rick, Schlang and
Officer Zobel receiving Meritorious Service Award. L-R:
Chief Drolet, Officer Aube, Commissioners Schlang, Rick and
Sergeant Shane Wells, left, is congratulated by Chief
Drolet on his promotion to Detective Sergeant.
Officer Preve, right, is congratulated by Chief Drolet
on his promotion to Corporal.
Chief Drolet is pleased to announce the following actions were
taken at a ceremony held at the police station last week.
Police Commissioners John Schlang, Richard Cummings, and Ken
Rick were in attendance for the ceremony.
Officer Matthew Zobel and Officer Spencer Aube were awarded the
Meritorious Service Award for the actions in the early morning
hours of May 24, 2015. While responding to a reported structure
fire Officers Zobel and Aube spotted another fire that had
started to spread to the residence at 176 Rochester Rd. from an
exterior building. The officers attempted to locate anyone that
might be inside and located the elderly male resident asleep in
his bed. The officers attempted to wake the resident from the
window but the resident was confused and disorientated. Officer
Aube was able to make entry into the now smoked filled room and
assisted the resident to the door where Officer Zobel assisted
the resident out of the residence and to the EMTs that had begun
to arrive on scene. The actions of the aforementioned officers
without a doubt saved the life of the resident during this
dangerous structure fire. These officers placed their own lives
and safety at risk by their actions in saving the life of the
resident under such adverse conditions.
Sergeant Shane Wells was promoted to the rank of Detective
Sergeant. Det. Sergeant Wells has been with the Northwood
Police Department for 9 years and handles the investigations,
evidence, and other administrative roles within the department.
Det. Sergeant Wells is also the D.A.R.E. Officer for the
department and will continue to do so in his new role.
Officer Josh Preve was promoted to the rank of Corporal.
Corporal Preve has been with the department 5 years and is the
K9 handler with his K9 partner Thor.
Congratulations to all the officers.