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IC Police announce 2008 Richard W. "Dick" Lee Award

Iowa City Police Chief Sam Hargadine congratulates Officer Jeremy Bossard Iowa City Police Chief Sam Hargadine congratulates Officer Jeremy Bossard

IOWA CITY (KWWL) --  Iowa City Police Officer Jeremy Bossard is the recipient of the 2008 Richard W. "Dick" Lee Award. Iowa City Mayor Regina Bailey officially presented the award to Officer Bossard during the City Council Meeting Tuesday night, January 6.

The Richard W. "Dick" Lee Award was established in 1999 by several retired Iowa City police officers to honor the life work of Captain Dick Lee. Captain Lee served as an Iowa City police officer from July 1, 1950, until his retirement July 16, 1982.

The award and its recipient are meant to reflect qualities embodied by Captain Lee. Criteria include professionalism, compassion for citizens and other officers, unique and effective ways of accomplishing objectives, and a demonstration of a specific action or program exemplifying these criteria.

Officer Jeremy Bossard has been an Iowa City police officer since 2005.  

"Officer Bossard has taken a very proactive approach to criminal activity in his assigned area, southeast Iowa City. He has taken the lead and/or provided valuable information leading to the arrests of criminals responsible for several violent crimes within the community, " a news release from the police department said.

Bossard has been working with a local developer on ways to reduce the high crime rate within a sometimes troubled neighborhood. Officer Bossard's strong work ethic, extraordinary memory, and humble personality are some of the traits his coworkers most admire.

There have been eight officers who have received this award in the past: Kevin Bailey (2000), Dan Dreckman (2001), Greg Humrichouse (2002), Kevin Prestegard (2004), Robert Hartmann (2005) Dan Roth (2005), David Schwindt (2006) and Jeff Fink (2007).

Officer Bossard was presented with a framed certificate and a silver award bar for his uniform. Additionally, his name will be added to the Richard W. "Dick" Lee Award plaque on permanent display within the Iowa City Police Department.

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