Today, Odessa City Manager Michael Marrero stopped by the Odessa Police Department to give Detective Golden a certificate of his nomination and explain why he received this honor. Detective Golden was shocked, to say the least!
Another detective submitted a letter outlining why he believes Detective Golden is a standout employee. It was also approved by Chief Mike Gerke. He was described as always maintaining a positive attitude, dedicated to his job and the City of Odessa and always working to put forth his best efforts in all investigations.
Detective Golden has been with OPD for 11 years. He is also qualified as a crash reconstructionist.
The winner was recently announced. However, Mr. Marrero wanted to make sure those who were nominated were recognized as well.
Thank you to Mr. Marrero for the nice surprise! Kind words help build up employees. Congrats to Detective Golden! We appreciate his dedication to OPD and our city.