Each year, Prosecuting Attorney D. Lee Buckingham, II recognizes two officers in honor of each Hamilton County officer's distinguished service to the community and the pursuit of justice. One investigator (usually holding an assignment as a detective) and one road officer are selected from the nominations garnered from within the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
At a ceremony held on January 16th in the Commissioner's Courtroom at the Hamilton County Judicial Center in Noblesville, Prosecuting Attorney Buckingham (photo center) said, "it is never easy to select the recipients of this award because of the difficulty in selecting just one recipient in each category from the many viable candidates within the county. Many of those who choose this profession and are selected to represent the departments within this county are dedicated, hard-working individuals who strive to be the best that they can be."
Prosecutor Buckingham recognized Sergeant Greg Weesner of the Fishers Police Department as the Road Officer of the Year for 2017. Sergeant Weesner (photo right) is simply one of the nicest guys to everyone he meets -- be it a prosecutor, a defense counsel, or, especially helpful to his investigations, an offender. His understanding of search-and-seizure law is exceptional, and his gut instincts are quite honed. His cases continue to improve, as he learns from each experience. After serving for five years with the Charleston (South Carolina) Police Department, Sergeant Weesner joined the Fishers Police Department in 2012.
Prosecutor Buckingham recognized Detective Scott Goff of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office as Investigator of the Year for 2017. As an investigator, Det. Goff (photo left) works a variety of cases but has several in the sex crimes and child abuse arenas. A road officer for the Sheriff's Office from 2007 to 2015, Det. Goff has been an investigator for a little over two years but has distinguished himself with thoroughness, diligence, and a desire to learn more every day.