Date of Release: June 5,
Time of Release: 10:30
The Orlando Police Department is fortunate to have a number
of outstanding volunteers. One of these volunteers, Dick Stipe, has been
donating his time and energy to the department since 1994. Mr. Stipe has logged
over 12,000 hours.
On May 9, 2007 Dick Stipe was honored with the Presidentís Volunteer Service
Award. Mr. Stipe greeted President Bush when he arrived in Orlando. At this
meeting President Bush presented Mr. Stipe with his award in recognition of his
outstanding service to the Orlando Police Department.
Mr. Stipe has also been recognized by the City of Orlando and the Orlando Police
Department with the Jefferson Award and the Citizenís Longevity Award for his
outstanding volunteer efforts. On June 1, 2007 Mr. Stipe was recognized as a
Hometown Hero at a special presentation on WESH Channel 2.
Dick Stipe spends many of his volunteer hours working at the gun range helping
to train new officers and testing officers and equipment. Mr. Stipe also
provides administrative assistance for various other divisions of the Orlando
Police Department including Volunteer Services, Citizens Police Academy and