Recruit wins Timbrook Award
Posted: December 10, 2012
Star staff report
WINCHESTER — A Winchester Police Department recruit has received the Sgt. Ricky Timbrook Award.
Patrick Jefferson, 28, was presented with the award Wednesday during a graduation ceremony for the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy.
Basic Coordinator Bob Hersey said the award was created in memory of Winchester Police Sgt. Ricky Timbrook, who died in the line of duty in 1999.
“The recruit that receives this award is chosen by the recruits, the instructors and academy staff,” Hersey said. “This award goes to the recruit that personifies high standards through performance, attitude and overall effort.”
Jefferson also will have his name inscribed on a plaque in the lobby of the academy with previous award recipients, according to Hersey.
A Fairfax County native, Jefferson was hired as a police officer by the Winchester Police Department in July. Four days later he began the 19-week Law Enforcement Officer Basic Training Program at the academy in Middletown.
Jefferson was the class leader during his time at the academy.
“Fantastic, no other words can describe it,” he said of graduating.
Jefferson now has to complete a 12-week field training with the police department.
Prior to seeking a career in law enforcement, he served in the military as a U.S. Marine.
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