Police department picks employee of the year

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FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department has selected an officer as its Employee of the Year for 2008.

Farmington Police Department Detective Marc Bowering received the award from his department last week. Police Chief Richard Caton III noted that the detective worked “tirelessly and without any complaint on any task” and that he had “solved numerous crimes.”

“You are a credit to our department,” Caton wrote in a letter to Bowering.

Detective Marc Bowering

The award is given to a full-time employee who “contributes immensely to the mission of the Farmington Police Department” in terms of performance. Caton noted in the letter that Bowering had cracked a two-person burglary/forgery ring, 10 felony theft cases involving workers stealing from their employers and arrested the man who robbed the downtown TD Banknorth.

Caton also praised Bowering’s efforts to bring training sessions to Farmington. When the town hosts the sessions, the speakers often grant Farmington Police Department personnel free seats at the seminars, saving money. Bowering also conducted public service training sessions with local businesses and organizations.

Also recognized was Officer Matthew Brann, for the department’s Employee of the Quarter Award, for the fall season of 2008. Caton lauded Brann for the officer’s work during a December 911 call, where a man suffering a medical emergency and his family were assisted by the officer.

“The wife noted that you ‘never wavered from [your] professional conduct yet [were] always compassionate and understanding,” Caton wrote.

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