Paducah Police Dept. officer wins statewide award

 A Paducah Police Department officer has been named the Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network’s 2014 Officer of the Year.

Officer Melissa Dillon was recognized last Friday the KWLEN’s annual conference in Louisville.

“We are very proud of Melissa,” PPD Chief Brandon Barnhill said in a news release. “Her devotion to this profession is second to none. We are glad to see her efforts being recognized on the state level.

Dillon has been with PPD since 2003. She was the lead officer in forming the department’s traffic enforcement unit.

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