Spokane police officer earns national award

Spokane police officer earns national award
Capt. Tracie Meidl of the Spokane Police Department

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named Captain Tracie Meidl, of the Spokane Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for October 2018.

Meidl, along with the other Officer of the Month Award recipients for 2018, will be honored at a special awards ceremony in Washington, DC in 2019.

She was nominated by Carol Dellinger of Spokane.

“To be a good law enforcement officer, you need a dedication to service and your community,” said Memorial Fund Chief Executive Craig Floyd in a release. “Captain Meidl isn’t just a good officer, her many commitments show she’s a great one. These efforts don’t go unnoticed, and it’s my honor to present her with the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Award for October 2018.”

Meidl has served the Spokane Police Department for more than 25 years, becoming a full-time law enforcement officer in 1993. She’s been a K-9 officer, a member of the Peer Assistance Team and the department’s Public Information Officer. Meidl also helped expand the Spokane Police Activities League and was instrumental in the formation of the Spokane Faith Alliance.

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