Deputy Wally Ritter Named 2021 VFW's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Edmonson Voice Report: photo by VFW 6937:
Sergeant Wally Ritter of the Edmonson County Sherriff’s Office received the VFW Post 6937 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award from Post Commander Kevin Engel at last night’s monthly meeting.
In a release from VFW 6937, the organization said that Sergeant Ritter has been serving in the Sherriff’s Office for the last seven years and is the county’s very first deputy to be promoted to sergeant.
"Nominated by Sherriff Shane Doyle, Ritter is credited with bringing numerous criminals to justice," the release stated. "In 2020, Sergeant Ritter shouldered nearly 50% of all the ongoing felony cases being worked in the office and is credited with an amazing work ethic and sense of duty."
Ritter is the recipient of the prestigious Medal of Valor, awarded by the National Sheriff’s Association for outstanding personal bravery, intelligently performed, in the line of duty at imminent personal hazard of life.
"The Medal of Valor is that organization’s highest honor," said the VFW.
The VFW Community Service Awards were created to give credit to selfless community service. Sergeant Ritter has also been selected as VFW District 5’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, which covers all of Edmonson, Warren, and Barren Counties.
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