Wednesay, our own Marcia Hill presented Sergeant Candace Shaffer with the award. Shaffer was nominated for her willingness to accept new challenges, and for using her investigative skills to solve a burlary, a narcotics case and for being a devoted leader and mentor.
She will be one of two Keesler representatives, vying for "Officer of the Year" at next week's law enforcement breakfast.
"I feel that I couldn't have gotten this award without my colleagues," Shaffer said. "They help me out a lot and it's a team effort and I'm just really happy that they nominated me."