Police officers receive awards for great crime response

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EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) — Several officers of the Effingham Police Department recently received Awards of Excellence after their quick response to a reported burglary.

According to police, these officers were investigating a burglary that happened at a local business. During this investigation, the officers were able to identify and arrest a suspect. They also discovered that the suspect had someone driving to the area of the crime scene to pick him up. This other person was reported to have a large amount of methamphetamine inside their car. 50 grams of methamphetamine was recovered.

Awarded officers are Officer Douglas Slater, Lieutenant Andy Warner, Officer Brittany Webb and Officer Matt Simpson.

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