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Officer Jeffery G. Casner

On February 2, 1985, the Berlin Police Department was shaken by the death of Officer Jeffery G. Casner. Officer Casner was struck by a drunk driver while directing traffic at an automobile accident.

The Casner Award is bestowed annually to the Officer(s) at the forefront of the department in effecting "Driving Under the Influence" arrests, in addition to providing the highest level of patrol services in their district.

Each year on the anniversary of his death the department honors Officer Casner at a graveside ceremony and the Casner Award is presented.

Officer Monthei receiving the 2018 Casner Award from Chief John M. Klett.
2018 Casner Ceremony 1

Officer James Monthei was the 2018 recipient of the Jeffery G. Casner award.  This was the first time that Officer Monthei led the department in DUI arrests.



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