The AFGE Law Enforcement Steering Committee is proud to announce Veterans Affairs Police Sergeant Clyde Hall as a recipient of the 2020 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.
On Sunday March 8, 2020, Sergeant Hall and other members of his patrol were dispatched to respond to a vehicle partially submerged in a lake. Hall and a partner dropped their police duty gear, and swam to rescue a floating victim. Hall and his partner got the victim out of the water and ensured he was okay and that there were no other victims. They were later able to assist the paramedics so that the victim could receive emergency care. It was later determined that the actions of the victim was a suicide attempt. Through the efforts of Sergeant Hall and his patrol, the Veteran’s suicide attempt was averted and he was able to receive follow-on care. The bravery and swift responses of Sergeant Hall and his patrol reflect great credit on his station, agency and the law enforcement community. As an AFGE member, the Law Enforcement Steering Committee wanted to recognize Sergeant Hall as AFGE 2020 Officer of the Year.
We plan to present Sergeant Hall with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award at the Legislative Conference on Tuesday evening. If you are attending, feel free to join us in congratulating Clyde!
The AFGE Law Enforcement Steering Committee is proud to announce Bureau of Prisons Correctional Officer Jonathan Zumkehr as a recipient of the 2021 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.
As President of AFGE Local 4070, Jonathan Zumkehr has worked diligently to protect the safety of and secure increased pay incentives for employees of United States Penitentiary, Thomson. Zumkehr worked to protect workers from COVID-19. He led the charge against the transfer of inmates without first testing them for COVID-19, a practice that has since been outlawed due to his efforts. Zumkehr has also been instrumental in fighting to bring more staff to USP Thomson by advocating for direct-hire authority, retention bonuses and increased locality pay. His efforts have led to recruitment and retention bonuses for staff and laid the groundwork for a fully staffed facility. AFGE Law Enforcement Steering Committee wanted to recognize the steadfast advocacy of Local 4070 President Zumkehr by selecting him as AFGE 2021 Officer of the Year.
We plan to present President Zumkehr with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award at the Legislative Conference on Tuesday evening. If you are attending, feel free to join us in congratulating Jon!
The objective of the AFGE Law Enforcement Steering Committee is to provide assistance to all law enforcement personnel within AFGE by providing unity of action in all matters affecting the mutual interest of Law Enforcement personnel, nationally.
The AFGE Law Enforcement Steering Committee will strive to provide an environment that promotes professional development, acknowledges Law Enforcement contributions, and supports collaborative efforts in furthering the betterment of working conditions for all of Law Enforcement.
Note: AFGE LEO Committee is not a bargaining council, but assists with and refers members to their Council and Local as appropriate.
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