Officer Brandon Frantz2018 Officer of the Year

Master Officer Brandon Frantz

Master Officer Brandon Frantz has excelled significantly in all areas over the past year. Brandon has steadily worked towards becoming a leader on his shift, both formally and informally. He trained as an Office in Charge (OIC) and now runs Day Shift in the absence of the regular supervisors. He is greatly respected by his peers and supervisors as he leads by example and goes out of his way to assist anyone, regardless of shift or division. Due to his work ethic, performance level, and standards, he was selected to become a Field Training Officer and successfully trained a new recruit this past year.

Brandon has consistently proven his ability to stay calm under pressure. In high stress situations, he is able to maintain levelheadedness and safety to resolve the issue for all involved. He is an active member of the SWAT Team and the Marine Patrol Unit. Even with his additional duties, he frequently offers to stay late or take a ride along regardless of his wants or needs. Brandon has separated himself from his peers and was recently chosen to fill a valuable position in the Community Services Unit. This speaks to the level of respect he shows individuals as well as his dedication to improve our community. For these and many other reasons, Master Officer Brandon Frantz is James City County Police Department’s 2018 Officer of the Year.

Additional 2018 Awards

Police Chief's Award

  • Charlie Brewster (VIPS Volunteer)

Distinguished Service Medal

  • Master Officer Billie Booth 
  • Master Officer Pat Murray

Lifesaving Award

  • John Antunes (Emergency Communications)
  • Master Officer Jim Miller
  • Senior Officer Chad Perrigan

Supervisory Service Award

  • Sgt. Wendi Reed

Investigating Service Award

  • Master Officer Jason Slodysko

Meritorious Service Award

  • Master Officer Tim Renwick

Letters of Commendation

  • Master Officer Zach Bowman
  • VIPS Lead, Charlie Brewster
  • Sgt. Keith Campbell
  • Chaplain (former) David Daigneault
  • Chaplain Sam Frye
  • Chaplain Randy Garner
  • Senior Officer Shenee Graham
  • Senior Officer Kristal Lair
  • Officer Roger Langwell
  • Master Officer Jamie Lilley (2)
  • Sgt. Monique Marchand
  • Master Officer Alan McDowell (2)
  • Master Officer Richard Pennycuff
  • Senior Officer Jake Rice
  • Elvira Rutan (citizen)
  • Master Officer Neil Sawyer
  • Master Officer Karen Shuler
  • Mike Spearman
  • Master Officer Ben Woodhouse

Certificate of Appreciation

  • Lt. Jeremy Barnett
  • Crime Analyst Alicia Lamm
  • Master Officer Zach Miller
  • Master Officer Jenn Tackes
  • Master Officer Ben Woodhouse