“Night of Honor.”

FAIRFIELD — Some of Solano County’s best, most hard-working and accomplished law enforcement members were recognized for their work Friday at the 21st annual Solano County Law Enforcement Night hosted by local Rotary clubs.

A slew of officers, deputies, airmen as well as a special agent and an investigator were recognized in front of a full room at the Hilton Garden Inn during the “Night of Honor.”

Many of the honorees’ colleagues as well as local politicians Rep. John Garamendi, Sen. Lois Wolk and Assembly woman Marika Yamada attended to offer their congratulations.

Each year since 1992, various county departments recognize one employee for their work. The following were honored in each of their departments: Benicia Police Officer Aldo Serrano; Officer Salvado Hernandez, California Medical Facility; California Highway Patrol Officer Anthony Aguilar; CHP Officer Steven Bard, Cordelia Inspection Facility; Dixon Police Officer Kevin Szmurolo; Fairfield Police Officer Derrick Fok; Rio Vista Police Sgt. Kevin Ryan; Master Sgt. Brian Wade, 60th Security Squadron, Travis Air Force Base; Investigator Greg Campbell, Solano County District Attorney’s Office; Solano County Sheriff’s Deputy Deogracias Gaspar; Solano County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Finnega (Correctional); Suisun Police Officer Lisa Evenson; Special Agent Terrick Turner, Office of Special Investigations, Travis AFB; Vacaville Police Officer Vince Nadasdy; and the late Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot.

Every law enforcement member accomplished something significant in their time serving in the county.

Special Agent Turner, for example, covers criminal sexual assault cases in the U.S. Air Force from Fresno to Sacramento. He works with law enforcement within the county in cases that happen off base. Recently he was honored nationally as a top interviewer in his field.

DA Investigator Campbell has worked on numerous homicide cases, investigated officer-involved shootings and supervised numerous projects with great attention to detail, according to his colleagues.

But when Campbell found out he was this year’s honoree, he was flabbergasted.

“I (was just doing) my job,” he laughed. “I didn’t have a clue . . . but I totally enjoy my job.”

The audience loudly and enthusiastically applauded for each law enforcement honoree as they received their plaque. They fell silent, however, when the last name was called.

Officer James Capoot was honored for the second time by the Vallejo Police Department, nearly one year after his death. When the speaker announced he was being honored, the room stood to their feet, clapping to remember his life and accomplishments.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

 

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