An investigator with the Grand Island Police Department has been recognized for going "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty."
City Administrator Mary Lou Brown announced Wednesday that Royal "Dean" Kottwitz is the recipient of the "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty" award for the second quarter.
City officials say Kottwitz was selected because he exemplifies the characteristics of an employee who consistently goes beyond what's expected.
They said no task is too small for Kottwitz. As the most experienced
investigator in the police department, he doggedly pursues leads and
information to put together the best case possible.
The award also acknowledges his positive attitude and ability to work in a team.
Kottwitz began his career with GIPD in 1998 as a patrol officer. He was assigned then as an investigator to the
Criminal Investigations Division in 2004.