Lieutenant gives nod to officers on the street

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Best police officer Winner: Lt. Paul Shelgren Location: Lincoln Police Department Phone: 645-4040 Lt. Paul Shelgren of the Lincoln Police Department said he would rather quietly do his job in the background but he was voted Best Police Officer by readers of the Lincoln News Messenger. “When you get to this level where I’m at,” Shelgren said, “you can’t do a good job unless the guys under you are doing a good job.” According to Shelgren, it’s the officers out on the street doing their jobs every day who are to thank for his receiving the award. “Our guys are not about the shiny, fancy things,” Shelgren said. “Their sense of accomplishment is being out there and doing something good for the citizens who need it and taking the guys to jail who are victimizing our citizens.” ~ Brandon Darnell