John Howard

It’s what this Moraine police officer did off duty that made him city’s top worker

A 21-year veteran of the Moraine Police Division has been named the city’s top employee for 2018.

John Howard – who was also named the police division’s employee of the year — received the city’s top employee honor for his work in the community during off-duty hours, according to the city.

Howard, 48, was instrumental in developing two programs – one involving youth and the other senior citizens — on his own that the police division later adopted, Police Chief Craig Richardson said.

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Citing a nomination letter, Richardson said Howard’s “most significant contributions have been in improving the welfare of his community while not directly representing the police department.”

Howard “has been involved in almost every facet of police work” during his tenure in Moraine, Richardson said.

He has served as a firearms instructor, has trained officers in use of force and has filled in as a supervisor, Moraine records show.

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