Officer Greg Lotze has been named the Officer of the Year for 2017. Officer Lotze has been a dedicated law enforcement officer for over 40 years and has served the community of River Falls since 1979. He embodies the mission of the department, “To Protect with Courage and Serve with Compassion”. He goes about his business quietly as he answers calls for service. He is a mentor to other officers, imparting his experience and wisdom in an unassuming manner. He is a problem solver and quick to respond to emergency calls along with routine policing calls that may arise while on duty.
Officer Lotze is looked up to by his peers for his leadership within the department, giving advice when asked, and leading by example. He is a champion of the profession, promoting the positive.
Officer Lotze avoids any praise and accolades that he deserves as he goes about his duties in a professional manner. He is well deserving of this honor. Congratulations to Officer Lotze, the River Falls Police Department’s 2017 Officer of the Year.