The Suarez Family has a long and proud history serving the Colorado Springs community while contributing to public safety. This profile appeared Jan. 14, 2015.

Shelley Weber is a retired Colorado Springs police officer who just could not stay away from law enforcement. This profile appeared Jan. 28, 2015.


Officer Christopher Frabbiele delivered an early Christmas present to a Colorado Springs couple in December 2014. This profile appeared Feb. 11, 2015.

Officer Allison Detwiler relied on years of law enforcement experience to deal with a potentially deadly situation in May 2014. Her incredible actions resulted in the award of the Medal of Honor in November 2014. This profile appeared Feb. 25, 2015.


Aaron Bellingham has seen the handwriting on the wall and it's keeping him very busy. This profile appeared March 11, 2015.

Sgt. Rick Bubacz and his wife Melissa were enjoying a day of four wheeling in southwest Colorado when an ordinary day in the wilderness turned extraordinary. This profile appeared March 25, 2015.


Mari Dennis has seen people at their best and at their worst. She manages the police department's victim advocacy unit, which serves people in their greatest time of need. This profile appeared April 8, 2015.

Officer Vijay Seenath has law enforcement experience on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, which gives him a unique perspective of policing. This profile appeared April 22, 2015.


Officer Todd Murray thrives on physical challenges, which is why he's completed multiple Leadville Trail 100-mile mountain bike races, the Leadville Trail 100-mile run and the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon. This profile appeared May 6, 2015.

Sgt. Mike Spitzmiller served the Colorado Springs Police Department and the community for more than 35 years. Following his May 15, 2015 retirement, Spitzmiller became the 56th recipient of the Hundred Club Award. This profile appeared May 20, 2015.


Detective Jill Wohlbach finds enormous personal satisfaction in serving her community not only as a police officer, but as a volunteer with the El Paso County Search and Rescue team. This profile appeared June 3, 2015.

Brenda McQuatters, the Colorado Springs Police Department's skilled maintenance supervisor, keeps the department's 11 buildings up and running to ensure police officers and other staff can do their jobs. This profile appeared June 17, 2015.


Detective Katie Benoit swam the English Channel and also has completed some incredible long-distance swims, but one of her most impressive accomplishments in the water happened in landlocked Colorado Springs. This profile appeared July 1, 2015.

Paul Kavanaugh keeps the Colorado Springs Police Department connected to the community through social media. He volunteers his time through the Citizens Advancing Public Safety program. This profile appreared July 15, 2015.

Officer John Parisi works hard to prevent impaired drivers from creating havoc on the roads, but he also dedicates much of his off-duty time to the National Mill Dog Rescue in Peyton, Colo. This profile appeared July 29, 2015.


Detective Jennifer Pitt loves pursuing predators on land and in the water. Learn more about this financial crimes detective and her penchant for diving with sharks. This profile appeared Aug. 12, 2015. 

Officer Marcus Allen spends much of his time working with youthful drivers who like to drive fast. His love of fast cars makes it easy for him to relate to them. This profile appeared Aug. 26, 2015.


Chaplain Gene Steinkirchner describes his volunteer position with the Colorado Springs Police Department as "as true calling." Learn more about how the Colorado Springs native serves the department and his community. This profile appeared Sept. 9, 2015.

Officer Michelle Nethercot likes to run with the big dogs. The really BIG DOGS. When shes not on the roads looking for impaired drivers, she's volunteering with Big Dogs Huge Paws. This profile appeared Sept. 23, 2015.


Sgt. Ron Sheppard is an Army veteran and has been a police officer in Colorado Springs for 24 years. He supervises the 12-member Tactical Enforcement Unit. This profile appeared Oct. 7, 2015.

Shawn Ward and his colleagues are responsible for keeping track of more than 500,000 pieces of evidence for the Colorado Springs Police Department. He also learned to play soccer while living in the Amazon jungle of Brazil. This profile appeared Oct. 21, 2015.


Officer Douglas Grimmett, Harrison High School Resource Officer, serves as a role model and mentor to students, and spends time teaching youth who serve the community through the police department's Explorer Cadet Program. This profile appeared Nov. 4, 2015.

Veronica Newhoff was raised to serve and to give back to her community. The self-described "Jack-of-all-trades" is a senior office specialist with the Colorado Springs Police Department who revels in staying in touch with retired police officers. This profile appeared Nov. 18, 2015.


Sgt. Olav Chaney has served the Colorado Springs community for almost 25 years as a police officer, but his favorite role is playing Santa Claus for underpriviledged children in the Pikes Peak region. This profile appeared Dec. 2, 2015.

Officer Dave Husted's introduction to the Colorado Springs Police Department is a bit unusual, but has resulted in a long and varied career for the dedicated law enforcement professional. This profile appeared Dec. 16, 2015.

Vanessa Jones, a Community Service Officer at the Colorado Springs Police Department's Gold Hill Station, transitioned from a desk job of 15 years to supporting sworn officers in the field. This profile appeared Dec. 30, 2015.