Friday, May 21, 2010


(The award was a surprise so we arrived incognito...behind a cluster of balloons.) 
 Kayla and Mimi looking cute

(article in the Citizen today)
"Orton, who is a master patrolman and the department's school resource officer (SRO) at Laconia High School, was praised for his "exceptional work" as the SRO and also for his "dedication to duty and professionalism."

As the SRO, Moyer said, Orton has fulfilled and exceeded "our expectations with his passion and commitment to this role."

Orton has taught classes with students, attended numerous sporting events and made himself highly visible and readily accessible to LHS students, said Moyer.

"Officer Orton has improved the relationship with the police department and the school and has us working in a close collaborative effort to ensure the safety of the student body and maintaining the laws of the state."

That relationship was evident, the chief continued, in a recent incident involving a juvenile at the Pine Street bus stop who had what was described as a handgun but later was determined to be a pellet gun. Moyer said Orton was "an instrumental part of bringing this case to a quick and safe conclusion and ensuring the safety of all involved."



Junior said...

Congrats, sounds like he certainly deserved this award.

Smilin' sunshine said...

Way to go Officer Orton! Thank heavens there are people like you in schools. If only they were all like you!

shirlgirl said...

Congratulations, Steve, for a job well done. What a wonderful honor has been bestowed upon you. I am sure that your entire family is very proud of you. I know we are, and we send you lots of love.

Aunt Shirley and Uncle David

LL said...

He's a celebrity!

April said...

3 cheers for Steve! Way to go!!

Jo Jo said...

I certainly hope it came with a big stipend or bonus! Good for him. That's wonderful. It's so nice when your department can see you make a difference, such as lower stats.

Rachael said...

Congratulations to Steve--he's the man. I think he deserves a BIG OL' HUG next time I see him!

Alana said...

I second Amy Jo's comment. Congrats Steve

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Wow, what an honor! Congratulations Steve. :)