Chief Tommy Wright of the Trenton Police Department has awarded the April 2016, Service Integrity Leadership Award (S.I.L. Award) to Lieutenant Rex Ross.
Lieutenant Ross is recognized by his peer, Detective Jerry Smith, for his 27 years outstanding service to the community of Trenton, the Trenton Police Department, and his peers. Ross’s dedication to his community through his volunteer service on multiple boards, events, fundraising, and programs make him an asset to the City of Trenton.
His love for our community is demonstrated by his outreach to the area youth through his “Cops and Bobbers”, kids fishing program.
His passion for helping children, mingled with his love for fishing has given him a great platform to help solidify the departments relationship with our communities children, through the Cops and Bobbers program.
The S.I. L. Award is a peer nominated, award in which the recipient receives a “traveling trophy”, a Chief’s Letter of Commendation, and a gift certificate to a local restaurant. S.I.L. is an acronym for Service, Integrity and Leadership, which is part of the Trenton Police Department’s creed and mission. Wright states that next month, Lieutenant Ross will make a nomination for the award based on his observations of one of his peers who has went over and above in one of those areas. That peer will then receive the same accolades as Ross did in May and will be responsible for the nomination for the next month.
Chief Wright encourages anyone who observes a Trenton Police Officer who goes over and above the call of duty to contact him so that the officer can receive recognition for it.
Anyone having questions concerning the award is encouraged to contact the Trenton Police Department by calling 660-359-5557 or by emailing Chief Wright at [email protected]