LARGO — Police Chief Jeff Undestad announced the department’s employees of the year April 2 during a City Commission at City Hall.
The officer of the year is Detective Keith Wedin, a member of the Investigations Division who was the primary investigator in the case of Jordan Belliveau, a 2-year-old Largo boy whose mother is now facing charges for allegedly killing the child and filing a false report.
“Through the many days of the investigation, Detective Wedin showed extreme dedication and professionalism,” Undestad said. “Although the thought was what the mother had done was unimaginable, he worked tirelessly to find that child. After finding the child, without missing a beat, he obtained a confession and arrested the mother. With so many moving parts, the investigation was exhausting mentally and physically, but Detective Wedin never faltered. He managed the ongoing investigation for two weeks after the arrest to ensure the case was ready for presentation to the grand jury.”
Other award winners were:
Supervisor of the Year: Sgt. Thomas Carvella
Civilian of the Year: Amber Waters
School Crossing Guard of the Year: Judy Michaud
Volunteer of the Year: Gerald “Jerry” Jiovani