City of Defiance twenty-eight year experienced Patrolman John Williamson was not only chosen for the local and district Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) law enforcement award, but was chosen for the State of Ohio honor as well!
The prestigious Ralph Arms/Larry Thall Law Enforcement Award Emergency Service Gold Medal was given to Ptl. Williamson in recognition for an accomplished career and also serving his community and Defiance City Schools as a SRO!
Assistant Police Chief Lee Martinez nominated Ptl. Williamson due to his spirit of giving and selflessness who also helped establish the “Shop With A Cop” Christmas program for kids.
The City is very proud of John, and we congratulate him on this award and for his commitment to the City of Defiance!