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U.S. Attorney’s Office Honors Outstanding Criminal Investigations and Community Service Work

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia recently honored individuals for their exceptional criminal investigations and community service efforts in the region. The ceremony, held on Thursday, recognized approximately 22 law enforcement officials for their work on various cases over the past 18 months.

Among the recipients was Ohio County Prosecutor Scott Smith, who received a career award for his outstanding contributions to the field. Additionally, local task forces, such as The Marshall County Drug Task Force and the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, were acknowledged for their exceptional investigations in the areas of wiretapping and drug trafficking.

In a heartwarming moment, Wheeling resident Jody Miller was awarded the community service award for her dedication to organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE). Miller, who has been actively involved in community service since the tragic loss of her daughter in a car accident in 2008, expressed gratitude for the recognition.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld highlighted the importance of honoring both law enforcement officers and public servants like Miller, emphasizing the positive impact they have on making their communities safer. The awards ceremony, which took place in a private setting due to the nature of the recipients’ work, aims to celebrate individuals who go above and beyond in serving their communities.

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