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UNCG Police honor officers, employees at awards ceremony

Photo of Officer Aaron Austin (center)

Officer Aaron Austin (center) received the Officer of the Year Award from the UNCG Police Department during a ceremony in December.

In December, the UNCG Police Department awarded officers and employees for their contributions to campus and community safety. Awards given included the Lifesaving Medal, the Commendation Bar, Officer of the Year Award, and Employee of the Year Award.

Master Police Officer Aaron Austin was named 2018 Officer of the Year for his dedication to the UNCG Police Department, his fellow officers, the K9 program, and his K9 partner, Tink. Last year, Austin raised more than $7,000 to help his fund Tink’s surgery after a hole was found in the dog’s lungs. Austin’s dedication meant Tink’s return to duty.

The Life Saving Medal was awarded to Officer Taylor Trantham, whose life-saving intervention techniques saved the life of a woman last August. Trantham found the woman unconscious on the ground and performed CPR on the subject, restoring breathing until EMS arrived.

Detective Jaime Young won the Commendation Bar for his outstanding performance and dedication in taking on difficult police operations, projects, and programs. 

Technical support analyst Joshua Green was named UNCG PD’s employee of the year for the second year in a row. Green was honored for his hard work in supporting officers with camera and technical issues.

By Victor Ayala
Ceremony photo by Michael Ream