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  • Recipient and participant of the 1994 Troop E, Erie DUI Defensive Team of the Year. (Captain Patrick W.MCHENRY)
  • Recipient and participant of the 1995 Troop B, DUI Defensive Team of the Year. (Captain Leonard WASHINGTON Jr.)
  • Recipient and participant of the 1996 Troop B, DUI Defensive Team of the Year. (Captain Leonard WASHINGTON Jr.)
  • Recipient and participant of the 1998 Troop B, DUI Defensive Team of the Year. (Captain Frank MONACO)
  • Recipient and participant of the 1999 Troop B, DUI Defensive Team of the Year. (Captain Frank MONACO)
  • Recipient and participant of the 2000 Troop B, DUI Defensive Team of the Year. (Captain Roger N. WATERS)
  • Departmental Attendance Recognition Award (Sick Leave Award)
  • Letter of Appreciation from Governor Robert P. CASEY for service conducted during the blizzard of 1993.
  • Troop Commanders Letters of Commendation awarded by Captain Leonard WASHINGTON Jr., Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, in January 1996.  Commendation received for the apprehension of a shooting suspect. This Trooper apprehended suspect within 10 minutes of the shooting that occurred outside a bar in the City of Washington. 
  • Received the Flight 427 ribbon for services rendered at the crash site.
  • Letter of Appreciation from Lieutenant Governor March SCHWEIKER. Letter received for the assistance rendered to the City of Washington Police and Fire Department in the evacuation of the Washington Park Elementary School during a large tire fire in the City of Washington, PA, in February 1997. 
  • Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Captain Frank MONACO, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, for initiating 30 DUI arrests in 1998.
  • Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Captain Frank MONACO, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, for initiating 127 criminal arrests in 1998. This was the Troop high for Criminal Arrest in all of Troop B.
  • Letter of Recognition awarded by Captain Frank MONACO, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, for achieving 127 criminal arrests in 1998.
  • Letter of Appreciation awarded by Captain Frank MONACO, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, for overall Patrol/Criminal enforcement Efforts in 1998.
  • Nominated to receive the Governors Highway Safety Award in 1998 by Corporal Donald F. ZIMAK, Patrol Unit Supervisor, Troop B, Washington Headquarters.
  • Department Pistol Master Award.
  • Department Safe Driving Award.
  • Received the National Governors Association ribbon for providing on site security for the National Governors Association Conference in State College, PA. 
  • Nominated for Trooper of the Year Award in 1999 and 2001, by Corporal Donald F. ZIMAK, Patrol Unit Supervisor, Troop B, Washington Headquarters.
  • Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Captain Frank MONACO, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, for Outstanding Patrol Unit Member achieving 69 criminal arrests in 1999.
  • Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Captain Frank MONACO, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, for Outstanding Patrol Unit Member achieving 30 DUI arrests in 1999.
  • Troop Commanders Letter of Commendation awarded by Captain Roger N. WATERS, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, in January 2000. Award received for disarming an individual who was armed with a 30-06 rifle.  The individual was threatening family members as well as Troopers during a domestic disturbance.
  • Received the Governors Highway Safety Award in 2000 for overall enforcement. 
  • Received the Governors Highway Safety Award in 2001 for overall enforcement.
  • Received the Flight 93 ribbon for duty at the Flight 93 crash site.
  • Troop Commanders Letter of Commendation awarded by Captain Roger N. WATERS, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, in October 2002. Commendation received as a result of actions taken in July 2002 after a  suicidal individual fled, in his vehicle, from PSP Pittsburgh.  After the pursuit, which ended in Washington County, the individual exited his vehicle with a pistol to his head.  This Trooper negotiated with the individual for 45 minutes until he relinquished his weapon and was taken into custody.  The pistol used in the incident was stolen.
  • Troop Commanders Letter of Commendation awarded by Captain Roger N. WATERS, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington, in June 2005.  Commendation was received for a drug investigation that was investigated by patrol Troopers.  After executing a search warrant with Troop Vice and SERT, two indoor grow operations were discovered.  As a result of the search warrant, 10 pounds of marijuana was seized along with other related drug/grow paraphernalia.  The Seizure was estimated at $80,000.00.
  • Troop Commanders Letter of Commendation awarded by Captain Roger N. WATERS, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington in February 2006.  Commendation was received for a drug investigation where intelligence was received that several individuals in a local hotel had outstanding warrants. Upon arriving at the room, three individuals were taken into custody on warrants. A large amount of cutting agents and cocaine were found in the room.  While searching the room, individuals were knocking on the door attempting to purchase drugs.  They were also taken into custody.  
  • Received the Departments Commendation Medal in 2007 for apprehending a homicide suspect who was heavily armed and had just shot 2 victims fatally wounding one.  Upon apprehension, the suspect had several stolen firearms and a half-kilo of heroin.
  • Received a Certificate of Achievement from 3M Traffic Safety Systems Division and International Association of Chiefs of Police for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement.  This was for the Looking beyond the license plate program.  This was given for Tprs. OGRODOWSKI and GONGLIK for stopping a vehicle with a burned-out license plate light.  The subjects in the vehicle were armed and had ballistic vests.  They were observed driving very slow around an apartment complex and followed.  Once stopped, they confessed that they were going to rob and shoot another person for drug money.
  • Received the A.S.I.S International award (2008) for Police Officer of the Year.
  • Received the L.E.A.D. award (2008) for Outstanding Arrest.
  • Received a Department ribbon for the Commissioner’s Area Command Significant Achievement Award. (2008).  This award is presented to a group (e.g., unit, team, platoon, or task force) in each Area Command for a significant achievement during a calendar year.  The achievement must clearly distinguish the recipients and/or the Area Command, thereby enhancing the prestige of the Department. This award acknowledged the outstanding accomplishments that extinguished us amongst our peers, and are a direct reflection of the commitment and dedication to the Pennsylvania State Police.  Our actions have favorably enhanced the image of the Department, and stand as a genuine example of excellence and professionalism.  This was given out to one team in each Command Area.  My team was responsible for investigating 1002 incidents, making 84 DUI arrests, issuing 1216 traffic citations, making 225 summary criminal arrests, 181 misdemeanor / felony arrest, investigating 141 traffic collisions, handling 386 criminal investigations and 705 supplemental investigations.  Major Terry SEILHAMER related that this accomplishment was in part of the aggressive enforcement efforts and leadership Cpl. REDA sets as an example for the members in his unit and all other assigned to the Washington Patrol Unit.
  • Troop Commanders Letter of Commendation awarded by Captain Sheldon EPSTEIN, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington in September 2008.  This Commendation was received for the apprehension of a homicide suspect.  This individual fatally stabbed one and critically injured another in a robbery in Ohio.  The individual was observed at a truck stop.  The subject was blocked in and taken into custody.  The vehicle he was in was stolen from the crime scene.  The murder weapon, along with several firearms, were recovered.
  • Troop Commanders Letter of Commendation awarded by Captain Sheldon EPSTEIN, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington in December 2008.  This Commendation was received for the apprehension of an individual involved in a double homicide in Allegheny County.  The individual was barricaded in a trailer and a perimeter was established.  The subject then began to stab himself.  Entry was made into the trailer and the suspect was apprehended.
  • Troop Commanders Letter of Commendation awarded by Captain Sheldon EPSTEIN, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington in February 2009.  This Commendation was received for performing CPR on an individual at a crash scene.  The victim collapsed after seeing his son being arrested for DUI.  CPR was performed until medical help arrived.  The victim survived for 2 months then succumbed to his condition.
  • Troop Commanders Letter of Commendation awarded by Captain Harry B. KEFFER, Commanding Officer, Troop B, Washington in September 2012.  This Commendation was received for tackling a suicidal individual from an overpass on I-70.  The subject was threatening suicide and attempted to jump on to I-70.  As he was distracted, he was tackled off the rail and taken into custody.
  • Letter of Appreciation from Cpl. David ANDRASCIK for helping get the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program off the ground.  I was in the States first class of DRE’s and one of the first DRE Instructors in the State.
  • Department Ribbon for Executive Protection Detail for the Governor of Vermont.  I was in charge of the protective detail for the Governor and his family during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.

Committee to Elect Lou Reda
P. O. Box 308
Meadow Lands, Pa. 15347
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