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Two EPPD Officers Recognized for Outstanding Narcotics Work

Two EPPD Officers Recognized for Outstanding Narcotics Work

POSTED: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 12:08pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 12:42pm

EL  PASO- Two EPPD Narcotics officers have received awards from the Texas Narcotics Officers Association.

Officer Dirk Hiltl and his canine partner “Lee” were awarded the coveted “Texas Narcotics Canine Detector Team of the Year” for their work in the El Paso region. Since 2010, Officer Hiltl and his canine partner are credited with seizing over 5000 pounds of marijuana, 751 grams of cocaine, 907 grams of hash and over $840,000.

Detective Adrian Ontiveros was awarded the “Texas Narcotics Detective of the Year Award” during the same ceremony. Detective Ontiveros received this award for his work as an “undercover” officer and obtaining information often without the use of an informant. Detective Ontiveros is credited with the seizure of over 78 pounds of marijuana, 192 grams of cocaine, 14 grams of ecstasy and the seizure of over $14,000.

During the same conference Lieutenant Kyle Summers was elected to the Sergeant at Arms Position of T.N.O.A. and will serve on the board in the coming year. Lieutenant Summers will be promoted to President of T.N.O.A. next year.

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congratulations to both officers yes his canine is an officer as well...

this is the first positive EPPD story I have seen ktsm put up on their website usually they just wait for something negative to come up to stir the pot!and yes they have their bad apples but the fire dept, border patrol, and other agencies do as well, what's the big grudge with EPPD

the drug detecting dog should be recognized as an officer, too. they are as vital, if not more, to drug detection and interdiction activities as intelligence and modern surveillance technologies.

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