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Lakewood Police Department Patrol Agent Jaime Cardenas was one of two officers named the Patrol Officer of the Year at District Attorney Pete Weir’s 2018 First Judicial District Attorney’s Award.

The awards were presented at the District Attorney’s annual staff meeting on Dec. 11, and honor two exemplary law enforcement officers, thanking them for their service to the community and their dedication to the cause of justice. Detective Bobby Brooks with the Arvada Police Department received the Investigator of the Year.

The First Judicial District includes Jefferson and Gilpin counties, 13 law enforcement agencies, including 11 police departments, and two sheriffs’ offices with more than 1,000 officers.