From left are District Administrator (A) Sandra Jansend, Parole Agent Brad Putnam (recipient) and Chief Deputy Regional Administrator David Nichols.

By DAPO staff

The Redding Exchange Club recently honored local law enforcement during their 44th annual Shasta County Peace Officer of the Year Awards.

Each law enforcement agency selected their top law enforcement officer within the county. The supervisor of each recipient introduced the honoree, giving a short bio. Each honoree was presented with a plaque along with several certificates and proclamations of appreciation from local and state officials.

Parole Agent Brad Putnam, of the Redding GPS Parole Unit, was the recipient for the Division of Adult Parole Operations.

The agent was presented the honor by his supervisor, Parole Agent II Trevor Hatley of the Redding GPS Parole Unit. Also in attendance were the Sierra District Administrator (A) Sandra Jansen and Chief Deputy Regional Administrator David Nichols.

“Agent Putnam was selected due to his dedicated service and consistent excellent performance in both his commitment to public safety and offender reintegration,” said Nichols.

2016 Peace Officer Of The Year recipients Parole Agent Brad Putnam, Anderson Police Sgt. Casey Day, Shasta County Investigator Kert Rulofson, Shasta County Deputy Kyle Wallece, California Highway Patrol Officer Roger Hisle, and Redding Police Officer Chad Gross.