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The Waterloo Police Department has named Eryn Hageman as the 2014 Police Officer of the Year and Tyler McCormack as the 2014 Reserve Officer of the Year.

Hageman, a lab investigator, has been with the Waterloo Police Department since 2004. She served in both the patrol and investigation units before being assigned to the investigation unit crime lab. She's trained as a technical collision investigator and a field training officer. Hageman has also received advanced forensic training in bloodstain pattern analysis and marijuana identification.

Dan Trelka, Director of Safety Services, says Hageman is always willing to assist others and displays professionalism, compassion, and extreme competence in what ever tasks she takes on. Her supervisor, Sergeant Kerry Devine, wrote in the nomination, “Her work ethic affects others around her to strive to do better in their duties”.

Director Trelka says McCormack, a Reserve Waterloo Police Officer since 2012, has fully committed himself to the reserve unit.

Trelka cited one instance last year when McCormack, who was off duty at the time, secured the scene and controlled the crowd where a person had just been attacked with a baseball bat in a parking lot until responding officers arrived.

The two will be honored at the February 23 meeting of the Waterloo Exchange Club. That meeting will held at Noon at the Waterloo Elks Club.

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