America’s “Top Cops”
President Obama paid homage to some of America’s “top cops” on Thursday. Among those being honored were two Missoula County Sheriff’s department officers: Captain Rich Maricelli and Detective T.J. Mcdermott. They were honored for their work in solving a cold case. They may or may not have know it, but there was a cheering section from Missoula in the crowd, lead by a woman who got the President’s attention.
After the President reached the podium, and the crowd quieted down, the seriousness of the ceremony became apparent, when President Obama spoke to the gathering.
This is the first time someone from the Missoula county sheriff’s office has been honored with the “Top Cops” award, which recognizes law enforcement officers from across the country, for outstanding service to their communities, during the previous year.