A recognition dinner was held to honor nominees from the Naperville Police Department for their outstanding service to the community.
At the annual Citizens Appreciate Public Safety (CAPS) awards ceremony, officers who have gone above and beyond for the city were honored at Meson Sabika.
To begin the night, Chief of Police Bob Marshall, showed a video to exemplify the kind of teamwork displayed in the Shaun Wild homicide investigation.
“It takes a tremendous amount of professionalism and courage to respond to these kind of situations, and again it exemplifies the teamwork and the ability to work together and your police department provides you to ensure the safety of our community on a daily basis,” said Chief Marshall.
The department honored a number of officers, and residents also got a chance to nominate officers for the CAPS Awards, that included officer Shaun Ferguson who was given the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Award for his 15 years of service and volunteering his time to spearhead a new program.
And the biggest honor of the night, the “A. George Pradel award,” went to Marcia Schild for exceeding performance standards and epitomizing the heart and spirit of a public servant.
“You are all the best at what you do, and you’re dedicated, you’re compassionate, you’re kind and I’m always proud to say I work for the Naperville Police Department, so thank you for this, it’s special coming from my dear friend George,” said Schild.
The CAPS committee also shared a moment of silence for Jack McCambridge, who served the city for over 21 years. And in honor of his service, Jack’s son and daughter received a gift on his behalf.
“The CAPS committee is awarding a commemorative brick to be placed in the expanded memorial area to Jack McCambridge for his outstanding service to the City of Naperville,” said Terry Klein, Board Member of CAPS.
The public is also invited to make a contribution to caps by purchasing a commemorative personalized brick that will be placed at the Public Safety Plaza.
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