David Baldwin has been named Officer of the Year by the Bothell Police Department, and William Kenney, a civilian senior police-support officer, has been named Employee of the Year.
Baldwin, 36, has been with the department for two years and was instrumental in improving police communications. He outfitted new cars with computer systems and trained patrol officers in their use.
He was honored for bravery and quick response when he was confronted by a man who tried unsuccessfully to fire a loaded pistol at him in October. The man subsequently was arrested.
Last year, Kenney, 45, performed the duties of three people when the department was short of personnel.
The 10-year veteran is responsible for vehicle-fleet management, prisoner transports, property-room management and other support functions.