Officer Thomas W. Cottrell Jr. Award

Officer Thomas W. Cottrell Jr. Award

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The Officer Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service is given out at each Basic Police Academy graduation ceremony during the academic year. The selection of the recipients is based on many factors including, but not limited to, academic success and overall leadership and character.

The $1,000 award assists the recipient with equipment purchases and other expenses associated with beginning a career in law enforcement.  

The award is presented by the Cottrell family in memory of Officer Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr., who was senselessly killed in the line of duty while working in the Knox County town of Danville in January 2016.

​It is the highest honor a COTC Basic Police Academy cadet can receive.

Awardees

December 2017 - Graduation BAS Class #17-031

                 Wesley Jackson​

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Pictured above (l-r): Courtney Cottrell (sister of Officer Cottrell), Melissa Osborn (mother of Officer Cottrell), Wesley Jackson   and Brooklyn​ Cottrell​ (sister of Officer Cottrell)

May 2017 - Graduation BAS Class #17-008

Timothy Smith
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​Pictured above (l-r): Courtney Cottrell, Timothy Smith, Melissa Osborn (mother of Officer Cottrell) and Brooklyn​ Cottrell

December 2016 - Graduation BAS Class #16-034 and BAS Class #16-035

Aaron Hansen and Matthew Newlun
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 Pictured above (l-r): Aaron Hansen, Melissa Osborn (mother of Officer Cottrell)​ and Matthew Newlun

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