Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Sergeant H.J. Whapeles recently received a Community Service Award presented by the Spokane Valley Fire Department. Sergeant Whapeles received this award for his work designing, developing and delivering the tactical curriculum to the Spokane Valley Rescue Task Force (RTF).
Spokane Valley Fire Department Captain Chris Cornelius wrote in his nomination letter for Sergeant Whapeles, “[his] teachings have enabled our RTF team to excel in several regional exercises including the active Shooter drill at Eastern Washington University earning accolades from many in the law enforcement community for our team’s solid tactical fundamentals.”
Captain Cornelius went on to say Sergeants Whapeles’ “expertise and instruction was, and continues to be, instrument in the development of our Rescue Task Force. His service brings great credit to the Spokane Valley Fire Department, our Rescue Task Force and the service our organization and team deliver to our community.”
The Spokane Valley Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office are extremely proud of Sergeant Whapeles’ work with the Spokane Valley Rescue Task Force and of his professional service he provides every day to the citizens of Spokane Valley and Spokane County. His continued dedication and professionalism brings honor to us all.
Thank you Captain Cornelius, the members of the Rescue Task Force and the Spokane Valley Fire Department for your partnership, outstanding service and dedication.