Kiwanis Club names Officer of the Year - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Kiwanis Club names Officer of the Year

They patrol the streets of Evansville and often don't get the thanks that they deserve for protecting our community, but Thursday, the downtown Kiwanis Club named their officer of the year.

Officer Steve Hicks was chosen by his fellow officers for his outstanding performance, as well as cracking open a local drug case that stemmed a federal investigation that is still ongoing.

A hunch led him to search an Evansville home where multiple pounds of marijuana, along with the discovery of almost a half a million dollars, was found.

"I thought, 'That's a lot of money' and I thought, 'I better show somebody else before I pass out here,' because it was a large amount of money," Hicks recalled. "I've never seen anything close to that. Not even close to that."

That federal investigation included 17 arrests and the seizure of thousands of pounds of drugs in the US And nearly 3,000 pounds in Mexico.

It showed how a simple run can turn into a huge investigation.

Copyright 2012 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Convicted Evansville meth dealer sentenced to 20 years

    Convicted Evansville meth dealer sentenced to 20 years

    Friday, July 28 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-07-28 14:19:54 GMT
    Darah Kammerer (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)Darah Kammerer (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

    Vanderburgh County Circuit Court Judge David Kiely sentenced 44-year-old Darah Mariah Kammerer to 20 years behind bars this week for several drug-related felonies.

    More >>

    Vanderburgh County Circuit Court Judge David Kiely sentenced 44-year-old Darah Mariah Kammerer to 20 years behind bars this week for several drug-related felonies.

    More >>
  • ISP: Pike Co. man arrested on child molestation charges

    ISP: Pike Co. man arrested on child molestation charges

    Friday, July 28 2017 9:47 AM EDT2017-07-28 13:47:53 GMT
    Mickey Rowe, 49. (Pike Co. Sheriff's Office)Mickey Rowe, 49. (Pike Co. Sheriff's Office)

    We're told in May, ISP began an investigation after a report of allegations of child molestation to the Pike County Prosecutors Office.

    More >>

    We're told in May, ISP began an investigation after a report of allegations of child molestation to the Pike County Prosecutors Office.

    More >>
  • Funding for Illinois schools stuck in political limbo

    Funding for Illinois schools stuck in political limbo

    Friday, July 28 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-07-28 13:29:03 GMT
    (Raycom Image)(Raycom Image)

    We're three weeks away from the first day for many schools in Illinois. Along with the excitement that a new school year brings, there's a lot of concern about money.

    More >>

    We're three weeks away from the first day for many schools in Illinois. Along with the excitement that a new school year brings, there's a lot of concern about money.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly