Hamilton County Reporter
Each year, Prosecuting Attorney D. Lee Buckingham II recognizes two officers in honor of each Hamilton County officer’s distinguished service to the community and the pursuit of justice. One investigator (usually holding an assignment as a detective) and one road officer are selected from the nominations garnered from within the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
At a ceremony held on Jan. 16 in the Commissioner’s Courtroom at the Hamilton County Judicial Center in Noblesville, Prosecuting Attorney Buckingham said, “It is never easy to select the recipients of this award because of the difficulty in selecting just one recipient in each category from the many viable candidates within the county. Many of those who choose this profession and are selected to represent the departments within this county are dedicated, hard-working individuals who strive to be the best that they can be.”
Buckingham recognized Sergeant Greg Weesner of the Fishers Police Department as the Road Officer of the Year for 2017. Sergeant Weesner is simply one of the nicest guys to everyone he meets – be it a prosecutor, a defense counsel, or, especially helpful to his investigations, an offender. His understanding of search-and-seizure law is exceptional, and his gut instincts are quite honed. His cases continue to improve, as he learns from each experience. After serving for five years with the Charleston (South Carolina) Police Department, Sergeant Weesner joined the Fishers Police Department in 2012.
Buckingham recognized Detective Scott Goff of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office as Investigator of the Year for 2017. As an investigator, Det. Goff works a variety of cases but has several in the sex crimes and child abuse arenas. A road officer for the Sheriff’s Office from 2007 to 2015, Det. Goff has been an investigator for a little over two years but has distinguished himself with thoroughness, diligence and a desire to learn more every day.