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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Officer Andorfer receives Casey Elliott Memorial “City’s Finest” Award at annual awards ceremony

XPD Awards Ceremony

Officer Rebecca Andorfer, a 19-year veteran of the Xenia Police Division, was recently awarded the Division’s highest honor, the Casey Elliott Memorial “City’s Finest” Award. Officer Andorfer was among other officers honored during the Xenia Police Division’s 31st Annual Awards Ceremony.

 The Casey Elliott Memorial “City’s Finest” Award is given each year to recognize an outstanding accomplishment in police work, bravery in the line of duty, or a humanitarian deed. The award was named after C.K. Elliott who joined the Xenia Police Division as a patrol officer in 1943. He ultimately rose to become Police Captain and then Acting Police Chief. Just two days after retiring, Elliott went on to serve as bailiff in Municipal Court. His career serving the citizens of Xenia totaled 35 years and the Ohio Senate later passed a resolution for him calling him a “truly outstanding Ohioan.”

 “This event is a time we recognize the years of service and all of the hard work our officers and civilian staff do throughout the year,” said Xenia Police Chief Chris Stutes. “We have a dedicated and talented group of men and women who are privileged to serve this community. This ceremony is just a small way to say thank you for their commitment!”

Andorfer Casey Elliott Award

 Sergeant Lon Etchison, Officer Dean Margioras, Detective Holly Clay, Stephanie Hahn, and Renee Stacy were all presented with Leadership Awards for their work within the organization.

 Officer Rebecca Andorfer, Officer Anthony Vitale, and Sergeant Lon Etchison were also presented with Meritorious Service Awards for an act that involved saving a life. 

 Molly Davis was awarded Communications Officer of the Year, Darrin Barlow received the Outstanding Support Service Award, and Officer Ryan Linnell was awarded the Silver Shield. 

Numerous Commendations were presented to Officer Jones, Officer Robinson, Officer B. Smith, Officer Burrell, Officer Cecil (5 yrs. of service), Officer Matheson, Det. Reed, Sgt. Foubert, Sgt. Shaw, Officer Peters, Officer Linnell (5 yrs. of service), Officer Callan, Officer Walsh, Officer Vitale, Officer Zoerb (15 yrs. of service), Det. Atkins (10 yrs. of service), Det. Swihart, Det. Sparks, Sgt. Miller (20 yrs. of service), Major Osburn (25 yrs. of service), Chaplain Morris, Officer D. Smith, Officer E. Smith, Officer Lovely, Officer Pierson (20 yrs. of service), Sgt. Beegle, Officer Shelley, Officer Roelker, Det. Etchison, Officer Thornburg (25 yrs. of service), Officer Mumpower, Officer Falvey, Officer Pointer, Det. M. Margioras (25 yrs. of service), Det. Moore, Det. Clay (25 yrs. of service), Officer Kelley (25 yrs. of service), and Officer D. Margioras for various incidents that were handled.

Etchison Meritorious Award

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