LAPEER – Detective Sergeant Craig Gormley has received the officer of the year award with the City of Lapeer’s police department.
Sergeant Gormley has been with the Lapeer City Police Department for close to 25 years. Gormley started his career in law-enforcement at the Lapeer County Sheriff’s department and transferred to the city police department early in his career. Gormley is very well respected in his line of detective work.
His colleagues describe him as a great father, husband, and coworker.
Gormely had one of his biggest cases go to trial this year where he lead the investigation of the Clark gas station murder that occurred in 2019 in the city of Lapeer.
The Tribune had the opportunity to speak with Lapeer City Police Chief, Jeremy Howe. Chief Howe had nothing but great things to say about Gormley.
According to Howe, it was Gormley’s testimony in the Clark gas station murder trial that helped get a first-degree homicide conviction in the case. Howe stated that Gormley “…prepared himself for weeks, if not months for that case.” Howe also said, “Our Prosecutor’s office also praised Sergeant Gormley for his work and professionalism.”
When the Tribune asked Howe why Gormley was chosen, Howe said, “Don’t get me wrong, it’s difficult to select an Officer of the Year award. We have some absolutely fantastic officers here. I felt this year the honor was earned by Sergeant Gormley.”
Howe concluded by saying Gormley is, “An Officer that puts maximum effort everyday whether he’s working cases or taking part in our police charitable fund. He is always going above and beyond and we are blessed to have him in our city.”
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