Riley County police officer receives state recognition

Published: Mar. 2, 2020 at 11:23 AM CST
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A Riley County Police Officer has been recognized as the Veterans of Foreign Wars State of Kansas Officer of the Year. Officer Michael Wagenblast was presented the award at the February Law Board meeting in Ogden.

The award is given to an officer who demonstrates "professionalism under the most trying of circumstances, embodies patience when others would have walked away, and demonstrates humanity towards all".

Officer Wagenblast has been a member of the RCPD since 2012 and is currently assigned to serve the North County population of Riley County. Before joining the RCPD, he served over 20 years in the Army.

Officer Wagenblast was chosen from all officers in the districts in the state. He is now automatically entered to be considered for the Veterans of Foreign War National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.