Jefferson Township Police Capt. Eric Wilsusen thought he was going to the Oct. 23 Town Council meeting to see his daughter, a girl scout, win an award—but he was the one who ended up taking home the prize, AIM Jefferson reported.
Wilsusen was honored with the 2013 Character Counts Award, which comes from the township's Recreation Advisory Board. His reaction, as reported in the article: "You got me!"
Mayor Russell Felter, who made the award presentation, noted that Wilsusen demonstrated the six pillars of character that students study in school. He was praised for his work as a DARE officer, a trustee of Our Lady of the Sea Church, a youth soccer coach, an instructor for coaches on child abuse issues and leading the Community Services police unit, the article said.
This isn't Wilsusen's first municipal honor. Last year, he was named the Jefferson Township Chamber of Commerce public servant of the year.