<![CDATA[Known for his positive attitude and determination to do a good job, the Winters Police Department announced last week it had selected Det. David Gonzalez for its 2018 Officer of the Year designation. "Det. Gonzalez was recognized by the department supervisors and his peers for his exceptional work ethic, positive can-do attitude, and contributions to the Winters Police Department and Winters community," Winters Police Chief John Miller said in an email to the Express. Det. Gonzalez joined the agency in June 2015 and was the department's first dedicated detective. He also served as a School Resource Officer. "Some noteworthy examples of his diligent work over this last year include the investigation and subsequent prosecution of suspects in a complicated human trafficking case and several child abuse cases, as well as his work in the local schools," Miller said. Det. Gonzalez is a trained bicycle patrol officer, TASER instructor and is currently training to be a firearms instructor, Miller noted. "Det. Gonzalez is a deserving representative of the men and women of law enforcement and the fine work that is being done day in and day out to serve and keep our communities safe," Miller said.
Correction: In a version of this story that appeared in print, Det. David Gonzalez’s name was spelled incorrectly in the headline and the opening paragraph as well as in the photo caption that accompanied the story.]]>