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Explorer Post 296 Awards Dinner

On June 16, 2017, The Charlton Police Explorers held their Annual Awards & Recognition Dinner hosted at The Overlook, Charlton. The Mill Town District Chair, District Commissioner and District Executive were honored guests and proud to be seated with the Interim Chief of Police and his wife, Kathy and Officer Mike McGrath and his wife, Sue.

After dining on an exquisite medley of freshly prepared fayre by the amazing chefs on staff, the 18th year Exploring Charter was presented by Mill Town District Commissioner, Brian Beck to Interim Chief of Police, Dan Charette who has been a staunch supporter of the Explorer Program for many years in his previous department positions.  Officer Mike McGrath and his wife Sue received the National Exploring Excellence Award from the Mohegan Council, Mill Town District Executive, Joy Lapidus in recognition for delivering a quality and professional program, pictured here. If you are interested in joining the Charlton Police Explorers or an Explorer post near you, please contact  or find them at http://www.charltonpd.org/charltonexplorers.htm

During the event, current Explorers were presented with their awards:

Awards for Post 296’s Awards Dinner:

  • Justin Baker – Color Guard, Stations Day, Firearms
  • Jonathan Daou – Tenure, Emergency Preparedness, Color Guard, Veterans Day, Academic Achievement 2nd year, Stations Day 2nd year, Memorial Day Parade 2nd year
  • Jacob Decarteret – Color Guard, Firearms, Stations Day, Memorial Day Parade
  • Briana Donahue – Memorial Day Parade
  • Nathan Donahue – Color Guard, Memorial Day Parade
  • Patrick Lange – Tenure, Veterans Day, Community Service (100+ hours), Academic Achievement 2nd year, Stations Day 2nd year, Memorial Day Parade 2nd year, Explorer of the Year
  • Isaiah LeBoeuf – Tenure, Emergency Preparedness, Community Service (100+ hours), Academic Achievement 2nd year
  • Bryan Miranda – Academic Achievement, Color Guard, Firearms, Police Academy, Stations Day
  • Sierra Tatro – Tenure, Community Service (100+ hours), Perfect Attendance, Captain’s Recognition, Veterans Day 2nd year, Stations Day 2nd year, Memorial Day Parade 2nd year
  • Rachel Taylor – Academic Achievement, Color Guard, Firearms, Memorial Day Parade
  • Summer Taylor – Color Guard, Veterans Day, Firearms, Memorial Day Parade
  • Jorge Vera – Academic Achievement, Color Guard, Memorial Day Parade