Sergeant Paul W. Thompson
For his consistent excellence in police duty throughout the year, Sergeant Paul W. Thompson is hereby named the Natick Police Department Officer of the Year.
Serving the Town of Natick for 37 years since his hire in May 1974, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1984. Sgt. Thompson maintains a positive, professional attitude and demeanor at all times and is looked upon as a role model, not only by the Patrol Officers but his fellow Sergeants as well.
Serving as Day Shift Commanding Officer, Sgt. Thompson is also the Area C Commander and the Liaison to the Natick Mall. In addition to his regular duties as a Shift Supervisor he also assists in training newly promoted sergeants, coordinates and oversees the department honor guard and never misses an event. For the past 28 years he has been the lead firearms instructor whose duties include the maintenance and purchase of all ammunition, equipment and training equipment.
For the past 12 years he has been integral in the coordination of the Police Officers Memorial Ceremony including personally maintaining the grounds and the Natick Police Department Memorial Stone.
Sergeant Thompson takes tremendous pride in the Town of Natick and the Natick Police Department. This pride drives him to demonstrate the best of the organization. Everyone he contacts, residents and co-workers, he treats with respect and as a result he garners their respect. Sgt. Thompson’s outstanding dedication to duty and his willingness to participate in public service community projects reflects the highest credit upon himself and the Natick Police Department.
It is my pleasure to formally and publicly commend Sergeant Paul W. Thompson and name him the Natick Police Department Officer of the Year for 2012
Per order of:
James G. Hicks
Chief of Police