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Timberlake receives patrol award

FPS staff report

Sgt. Timothy J. TimberlakeSgt. Timothy J. Timberlake Jr. of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Canfield Post was honored with the Criminal Patrol Award at ceremonies held at the Cambridge District Headquarters last week.

Colonel David W. Dicken, Patrol superintendent, and Major John Born, Eastern Commander, presented Sgt. Timberlake with the first Criminal Patrol Award of his career.

The Criminal Patrol Award is for excellence in felony enforcement and is given yearly to those who open at least 12 felony cases. In the first seven months of this year Sgt. Timberlake has opened 16 felony cases, resulting in 21 arrests, to earn this award for 2010. His cases include seven felony drug cases and seven fraudulent documents/forgery/identity theft cases.

A certificate and uniform ribbon were presented to him.

Sgt. Timberlake joined the Patrol in December 1991 as a cadet dispatcher at the St. Clairsville Post. In January 1993 he began training as a member of the 124th Academy Class. He received his commission in June of that year and was assigned to the Steubenville Post. As a trooper he also served at the Ravenna and Cambridge Posts, as well as a member of the Massillon District’s Criminal Patrol Unit.

He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in January 2007 and transferred back to the Steubenville Post to serve as an assistant post commander. In September 2008 he transferred to the New Philadelphia Post and recently transferred to the Canfield Post on August 1.
 He and his family reside in Carrollton.

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