Warner Robins woman named Officer of Year | News
She gave up a career working in sports management to patrol the streets of Warner Robins.
Now, Officer Kristen Morgan is one of the best the department has to offer.
Morgan, after just two years on the job, was named this year's Officer of the Year.
A fellow officer nominated her for her strong work ethic. In a letter to police administration, Officer Matthew Smith wrote, "I believe that Officer Morgan exemplifies the work ethic that should be emulated by the rest of the department."
Smith wrote that Morgan goes beyond the call of duty, helping co-workers and writing detailed reports.
Those reports often lead to the successful prosecution of crimes, said police Chief Brett Evans.
He said, "Her supervisors have made statements, that they wish they could clone her, and put her out to work, because she's that kind of officer."
Morgan says she doesn't do it for the recognition, and the award caught her by surprise.
She said, "That's just how I do my job. Any job I've had in the past, I've always had the mindset that if I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it to the best of my ability. This isn't any different. I do everything I can, with the means that I have."
Morgan says she enjoys working patrol and eventually hopes to be promoted to the investigations team.
Evans praised her for attention to detail, and said he gets constant compliments from the community about her professionalism.