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St. Louis Park City Council recognizes 2018 police officer of the year

Post Date:May 22, 2019 11:15 a.m.

Officer of the YearAt its May 20 regular meeting, the St. Louis Park City Council recognized St. Louis Park Police Officer Matthew Blomsness as the 2018 Robert Linnell Officer of the Year. The officer of the year award is presented annually to an officer who has demonstrated consistent principles of integrity, fairness and a commitment to service within the community.

In 2018, Officer Blomsness worked as a patrol officer. He is a member of the SWAT team, works as a firearms instructor and is a patrol training officer. His nomination for the award said in part, “Matt is an example of what a St. Louis Park police officer should be. He is someone who takes his professionalism seriously. He treats everyone with respect. His work product is an example for others to follow. He strives to learn and improve every day, and involves himself in many aspects of the department…he takes on many tasks and does them with excellence.”

Officers are nominated by their peers for the award; officers select the officer of the year by voting on nominations during the police department’s annual meeting. 

In the photo, left to right, are St. Louis Park Police Chief Mike Harcey, St. Louis Park Police Officer Matthew Blomsness and St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano.

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