June 30, 2011
The Williston Police Department had its annual recognition meeting on June 3. Chief Roy Nelson handed out awards to officers who had performed above par in the categories of speed enforcement, DUI enforcement and criminal apprehension. Officer Eric Shepard was given the award for speed enforcement for the second year in a row. Officer Travis Trybulski, who joined the department in 2007, earned the criminal apprehension award for having the highest number of criminal arrests within the department. Officer Joshua Moore received the award for the highest number of arrests in the category of driving under the influence.
The Department also issued its annual officer of the year award to Detective Michael Lavoie. Detective Lavoie joined the Williston Police Department in 1997 and was a University of Vermont police officer for seven years. He also served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard.