FWPD Annual Awards Ceremony Recognizes Citizens

Published 05/14 2014 10:18PM

Updated 05/15 2014 08:49AM

Each year the Fort Wayne Police Department organizes an annual awards ceremony to recognize the officers, citizens, and police dogs that keep our community safe. At Wednesday's ceremony 38 police officers, one police K9 and four citizens were recognized at the Public Safety Academy. 

Oster Jackson witnessed the fatal shooting of Elijah Freeman, 17, in April of 2013. He also knew the man responsible.

Oster worked with police to arrest Deadrian Boykins. He even offered to testify as a witness in Boykins' case.

Boykins was convicted of murder and sentenced to 65 years in prison. Fort Wayne Police say more and more people are coming forward, offering police information about local crimes.

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