The Faribault Police Department held its annual department-wide meeting Oct. 25, and was able to honor a detective with a Distinguished Service Medal of Honor and number of other officers and support staff with written commendations. See below the various honors.
Distinguished Service Medal of Honor
Detective Josh Sjodin - Tactical Operation and Verbal De-Escalation During Arrest of Dangerous Suspect
In March 2023, Detective Josh Sjodin, during a tactical operation, successfully demonstrated the ability to use verbal communication with an incredibly uncooperative and armed suspect. Sjodin exemplified with excellence the ability to de-escalate the situation and convince the individual to submit to arrest without the use of force being necessary.
Detectives Josh Sjodin and Jeff Burbank - Ballin' in the 'Bault
Records Specialist Ellie Glende - Professionalism and Dedication
Officers Spencer Angle and Jacob Holm - Tactical Operation and Arrest of a Dangerous Suspect
Detectives Matt Shuda and Tony Larson - Investigation of a Criminal Sexual Assault
Detective Sergeant Matthew Long - Investigation of a Violent Ongoing Domestic Assault
Sergeant Brandon Gliem, Detectives Josh Sjodin and Tony Larson, and Officers Nolan Vikla, Alison Schak, Valeria Esquivel and Lance Ulrich - Safe Summer Kick-Off
Detective Matt Shuda - Investigation of a Criminal Sexual Assault and Investigation of a Major Financial Crime
Officer Karl Willers - Investigation of an Attempted Homicide
Officer Matt Kolling - Tactical Operation and Arrest of a Dangerous Suspect