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Parsons Police Department Corporal Christian Smith Honored as 2023 Officer of the Year by VFW Post 704


The Parsons Police Department proudly announces that Corporal Christian Smith has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Officer of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 704. This well-deserved recognition is a testament to Corporal Smith's exceptional dedication, leadership, and outstanding service to the community.

Corporal Smith, who joined the Parsons Police Department in 2019, has consistently demonstrated a commitment to upholding the highest standards of law enforcement. His remarkable contributions as a K9 Handler for K9 Morgan have not only enhanced the department's capabilities but have also strengthened community relations.

In 2023, Corporal Smith earned a well-deserved promotion to the rank of Corporal, reflecting his exemplary performance, leadership qualities, and dedication to the Parsons Police Department. His achievements have set a commendable standard for his peers and inspired the entire law enforcement community.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Corporal Smith is a devoted family man, residing in Parsons with his wife and their daughter. This award not only recognizes his individual achievements but also acknowledges the support and sacrifices made by his family in his pursuit of excellence in law enforcement.

Chief Robert Spinks of the Parsons Police Department, expressed his pride in Corporal Smith's achievements, stating, "Corporal Christian Smith exemplifies the qualities we value in our officers - dedication, leadership, and a commitment to community service. This recognition by the Veterans of Foreign Wars is a testament to his exceptional contributions to the Parsons Police Department and the community we serve."

The award ceremony, hosted by VFW Post 704, took place on February 14, 2023, at the VFW. The Parsons Police Department thanks the attending members of the community as well as the members of the VFW who joined in celebrating Corporal Christian Smith's well-deserved recognition as the 2023 Officer of the Year.

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