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Ossipee Police Sergeant named employee of the year

OSSIPEE POLICE SGT. DET. ROBERT KING was honored on May 9 as Ossipee Employee of the Year. Pictured here (l-r) are Ossipee Selectman Harry Merrow, Ossipee Police Chief Donald Grow, King and Ossipee Selectman Morton Leavitt. (Mellisa Ferland photo) (click for larger version)
May 12, 2011
OSSIPEE It came as a complete surprise to Ossipee Police Sergeant Detective Robert King when, surrounded by family and co-workers, he was named the 2010 Town of Ossipee Employee of the Year. The award was given during the annual employee luncheon on Monday, May 9.

Each year, the selectmen send out notice to all department heads asking for nominations for this award. After receiving the award, King said he is very honored to have received the award and noted that Ossipee is a great place to work.

King was presented with a plaque and a card. Selectmen also read the following to him: "The Ossipee Employee of the Year for the year 2010 is bestowed upon Bob King with great pride and appreciation. Bob attended Madison Elementary School and graduated from Kennett High School. Before joining our force, he was an active member of the Madison Fire Department, the Carroll County's Sheriff's Department and the Wolfeboro Police Department dispatch office.

"Bob started his employment working for the police department in the year 2002. He was hired as a patrolman and after completion of his education at the police academy; he has worked up the ladder to his position today as sergeant/detective. Bob has completed many courses and participates in many functions in our police department. Bob has seen and been part of many new and exciting changes in the police department.

"Bob and his wife Sarah are very busy raising their daughter Hannah. He actively participates in baseball and is an avid sports fan of the Red Sox and Patriots. It is with great pride and pleasure that we, the board of selectmen, town employees and our townspeople honor Robert King with the award of Employee of the Year for 2010."

King also serves as the department's prosecutor for district court cases and is the media contact. Additionally, he is employed part-time for several other area police departments.

Garnett Hill
Martin Lord Osman
Penny Pitou
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