The Mashpee Police Department held an awards ceremony at the police station on Thursday, December 28, honoring some heroics over the year and welcoming new officers.
Mashpee Chief of Police Scott W. Carline named Brett Calhoun the Officer of the Year. Kevin Frye, who has been on the town’s police department for 24 years, was given the distinguished service medal, and the department welcomed its newest members, officers Bryan Derochea, John Hagerty and John McDonough.
“I really look forward to this end-of-the-year awards presentation,” Chief Carline said following the ceremony. “It allows me to recognize some of the great work that the men and women of the Mashpee Police Department perform on a daily basis.”
The chief chose Det. Calhoun, the school resource officer, for fostering a collaborative and working relationship with the schools.
“His professionalism, integrity and work ethic are unquestionable and he represents the Mashpee Police Department in the highest regard,” the chief said.
During the ceremony, the department also celebrated the service of K-9 Lola, who, after eight years, will retire.
By SAM HOUGHTON, MASHPEE ENTERPRISE