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McMinnville Rotary Club Honors OSP Trooper as "Officer of the Year"
Lieutenant Eric Davenport
Oregon State Police - McMinnville
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(Left to right: Senior Trooper Davis and Lieutenant Davenport)
An 18-year veteran of the Oregon State Police (OSP) assigned at the McMinnville Area Command office was honored Friday by the McMinnville Rotary Club when he was presented with their "Officer of the Year" award. This is the first time an OSP trooper has received this Rotary Club's award.
On June 3, 2011, OSP Senior Trooper Dan Davis was presented with the award at the McMinnville Rotary Club's annual award luncheon recognizing the special efforts of area police officers and firefighters. The "Fireman of the Year" award was presented to Lieutenant Scott Law of the McMinnville Fire Department.
Senior Trooper Davis joined OSP in 1993 and has worked at the McMinnville Area Command office since 2006. Recognized as a highly motivated and inquisitive trooper in all areas of enforcement, Davis is often sought out by peers for advice and has been responsible for training several newer troopers.
Lieutenant Eric Davenport, area commander at the OSP McMinnville office, praised Davis for his professionalism and compassion that is often brought to his attention by people who have had contact with Davis.
An example of Davis' compassion and fairness was extended to a person he had arrested for DUII following a minor traffic crash. During the investigation Davis learned the person lived far outside of town and had no means of transportation, financial support or access to basic services to care for her and her husband. Davis spent countless hours providing the woman with information, referrals and resources to help her obtain the needed assistance.
"I often hear from people extending their compliments following his interaction with them, even after having received a citation or being arrested by Dan," said Davenport.
Davis, age 43, lives in the local community and is actively involved through his children's school, sporting events and various church activities.