Stenzel named Officer of Year

Roger LaLonde Staff
Detective Edward Stenzel gives remarks after being named Marco Island Officer of the Year at the Marco Police Foundation's Lunch with the Chief program on Wednesday.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Detective Edward Stenzel gives remarks after being named Marco Island Officer of the Year at the Marco Police Foundation's Lunch with the Chief program on Wednesday.

Easily a man of action more than words, Det. Edward Stenzel was named Officer of the Year on Wednesday at Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort.

The honor was announced by Bill Morris, Marco Police Foundation president. The foundation members chose the winner after reviewing many candidates.

Upon receiving the award, Stenzel gave the shortest remarks most likely ever heard.

“Thank you, I am very honored,” he said.

Police Chief Thom Carr had more to say.

“We are so lucky to have him,” Carr said. “He is a great officer, a great policeman. He was great up North before coming here. He has an outstanding work ethic, just a solid person.”

Stenzel was with the Milwaukee Police Department where he reached assistant police chief before joining the Marco Island force in 2006. He became a detective in February, 2010.

Morris listed a number of successful investigations Stenzel had conducted.

“A police officer for more than 40 years, a fine man and an excellent detective,” Morris said as he announced Stenzel as the award recipient.

The late Tom Owens, former Police Foundation Board member, was remembered with a recognition plaque, given to his wife, Donna.

“Tom was really involved in the organization and missed it when he stepped down (due to illness),” she said. “He was doing what he loved to.” Owens served on a number of boards in serving his community.

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1adam12 (Inactive) writes:

Well deserved! Word is this man is a true PRO!

ed34145 writes:

Congratulations. Well done.

waverunner writes:

in response to rolomokat:

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Please oh wise one, what drunk captain? Who are the 3 officers "currently on charges" and what ARE the charges? You brought it up so put up.

waverunner writes:

Rolomokat, still waiting for your answer. You would't be lying, would you?

1adam12 (Inactive) writes:

in response to rolomokat:

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Rolo-The Captain may be a lot of things,but the Chief is the drunk. I think he is who you meant."If you've got the time, he has the BEER."

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