Officer Mark Bramer
Officer Mark Bramer strives to make a difference every day, whether he is responding to calls or making traffic stops. He demonstrates wonderful communication skills, compassion, and respect for all people, but is quick to take action when necessary. Mark enjoys being proactive and keeping the community safe, responding to calls quickly and following cases through to completion. Because of his tenacity, many crimes have been solved and he has cleared cases solely upon his follow-through and investigation.
2020 Officer of the Year
Mark's work ethic is exemplary. He works as hard on minor traffic complaints as he does on major crimes. He is more than willing to take on any assignment with a positive "can do" attitude and humble demeanor, viewing it as "all in a days work". Officer Bramer is consistently one of MWPD's most active officers, in the top three for traffic stops and self- initiated activities. He is deserving of the title "Officer of the Year".
Mark is an asset to the City of Mt. Washington, our agency and our community, but he is certainly not alone. Nine (9) officers were nominated for this year's award. The voting came down to four (4) officers, with the votes being separated by only one or two votes. As we honor Officer Bramer we would also like to acknowledge the other nominees for their efforts during 2020: Austin Battcher, Jesse Bratcher, Evan Brown, James Miller, Joe O'Toole, Michael Roberson, Jeremy Schmidt and Jeff Roby.
Officer of the Month Program
Chief Pitcock implemented an Officer of the Month Program shortly after being named chief of police in January 2019. The program is sponsored by Team Pruitt with Real Estate Market Place, a local real estate company and Awards Center, a long-standing trophy and commemorative plaque company. Any member of the police department or community may submit a MWPD Officer for recognition as officer of the month; there is also a committee representing the community that votes and approves the selection. The selected officer is recognized at the second monthly city council meeting for their outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty.
Officer Evan Brown
Officer Evan Brown joined the Mt Washington Police Department in December of 2019. He brings with him over 14 years of law enforcement experience.
Mark started his career with the Louisville Metro Police Department as a Patrol Officer and Training Officer. He later moved on to detective, major crimes, and also the Crimes Against Children Unit. Mark worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Task Force Officer working in the Child Exploitation Task Force. This includes offenses involving Child Pornography and Human Trafficking.
Officer of the Month Selection Committee
Lori Puchino, City Representative
Wendy McCutcheon, City Representative
Sergeant Becky Franklin, MWPD Representative
Drew Vail, Community Member
Chad Snellen, Community Member
Andrew Pruitt, Community Member
Troy Barr, City Council Representative