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Legion Picks Top Cop, Paramedic

Coeur d'Alene Police Detective Crystal Miller (left) and Coeur d'Alene firefighter Scott Dietrich (above) have been named 2011 Police Officer of the Year and Paramedic of the Year by the American Legion. ... According to a story posted on the Coeur d'Alene Police Department Facebook wall: "Detective Miller was chosen based on her work in investigating crimes against children including sex abuse cases, and internet pornography cases. She is also a youth mentor in her work as a Police Explorer Advisor." And: "Firefighter Scott Dietrich was chosen based on his work as an EMS Instructor and Firefighter Paramedic. ... Dietrich also acts as a teacher/mentor to Paramedic Interns. He is well deserving of this award." Full press release here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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