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Deputy Gleason is recognized for years of service

By Annette Aubinger

HOWARD – The Village of Howard officially recognized Deputy Greg Gleason for his 26 years of service with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department with a formal resolution.

The last 17 of those 26 years he spent in the village of Howard.

The resolution stated that Gleason began his employment with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department in January of 1992 and faithfully served the department for his entire 26-year-career.

Gleason’s duties included working at the Brown County Jail, with the Drug Task Force, and as an instructor for the D.A.R.E. program.

It continued to say, Gleason started his 14 years of service with the village of Howard as a patrol officer from 2003 to 2010, when he was promoted to directed enforcement officer (DEO) and worked diligently for the remainder of his career.

Gleason received the Wayne Truttman Award in 2012, 2013, and 2014 for having the highest number of OWI arrests in Brown County for each of those consecutive years.

Gleason conducted more than 5,400 traffic stops since 2011, put over 750 miles on his Crown Victoria squad car since 2012, and averaged a traffic stop for every 7.2 miles he traveled.

During his career, Gleason initiated some of the Howard Police Department’s most successful programs, such as the monthly Coffee with a Cop, Prescription Drug Drop Box, and the department’s new Facebook page and social media presence.

Gleason is now retiring from police work to begin a well-deserved new chapter in his life.

The Village Board of Trustees in Howard publically acknowledged Gleason for his service to the village of Howard with the resolution.

Village president Burt McIntyre said he was a great DEO officer.

He was very proud to have him on the staff. He brought a lot to the village and will be missed. He raised the bar for other DEO’s to follow in his footsteps.

Gleason said working in Howard were the best years of his career.

“They treated us like a family. I was very fortunate to work in Howard,” he said.

He thanked the board for his best 14 years of his career in Howard.

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