The Waverly Police Department Honored by
Department of Defense for
Extraordinary Support of Employees Who Serve in the
Iowa National Guard and Reserve
The Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced Chief Richard Pursell of the Waverly Police Department was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee who serves in the Army Reserves.
According to Dick Rue, Iowa ESGR State Chair, “The Patriotic Employer Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve. Chief Richard Pursell was nominated for being highly supportive of the Army Reserves by his reserve component employee. Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”