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Cottonwood Holladay Journal

Holladay Precinct Awards Officer of the Year

Jan 04, 2016 01:00PM ● By Bryan Scott

By Carol Hendrycks

Cottonwood-Holladay - Detective Tyler Ackerman was awarded Officer of the Year Award by Unified Police Department Holladay Precinct at a small ceremony in Millcreek this week. He was also recognized by Mayor Dahle and council on Dec. 10, 2015 during the Holladay City Council meeting.  Mayor Dahle explained that this award will now be an annual award and Detective Ackerman will have the distinction first name to be registered on the new plaque. U.P.D. Holladay Chief Don Hutson further acknowledged Ackerman to the Holladay City Council and explained that Ackerman approaches cases and people with patience and expertise in identifying and resolving cases. 

Detective Ackerman has been a police officer for more than eight years, has been a detective in the Holladay Precinct for almost six years and began his career as a patrol officer.  Detective Ackerman is an expert fraud investigator and is dedicated to resolving cases in a timely manner.  More importantly, he exemplifies and epitomizes the type of police officer we appreciate here in Holladay City with his friendly and accommodating attitude and his willingness to drop everything to handle a pressing situation which may arise.  Detective Ackerman was voted the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2002 in the State of Utah as a high school soccer player at Bingham High School.  Chief Hutson says, “He applies this tenacity displayed during his stellar soccer career to his police work.  We are fortunate to have Detective Ackerman here in our precinct.” Detective Ackerman was very surprised and humbled to receive this award.