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Creve Coeur detective recognized as 2015 Police Officer of the Year

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Detective Tom Exline (left) with Creve Coeur Olivette Chamber of Commerce President David Peterson at the annual Auction and Award Dinner on Friday, February 19, 2016. (Credit: City of Creve Coeur) Detective Tom Exline (left) with Creve Coeur Olivette Chamber of Commerce President David Peterson at the annual Auction and Award Dinner on Friday, February 19, 2016. (Credit: City of Creve Coeur)

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Creve Coeur Det. Thomas Exline has been named the 2015 Police Officer of the Year by the Creve Coeur Olivette Chamber of Commerce.

“Exline has demonstrated his skill as a thorough investigator, clearing several significant cases in 2015 including serving as the lead detective in a complex homicide that occurred outside of a local movie theater that included activation of the Major Case Squad,” read the press release announcing the honor.

During 2015, Exline investigated a car dealership burglary, which led to the recovery of vehicles and suspects, and also investigated an armed robbery and suspicious death.

“Detective Exline’s dedication and empathy he shows to victims and their families truly embodies the spirit of the professionalism in his ethics and demeanor,” said Chief of Police Glenn Eidman. “He has shown continued dedication to his duty and the citizens he serves, and is well deserving of this recognition.”

Exline joined the Creve Coeur Police Department in 2005, and was assigned to the Creve Coeur Police Investigations Bureau in 2013.

Olivette Police Department Patrolman Derek Selsor, Olivette firefighter and paramedic Tim Davila, and Creve Coeur Fire Protection District firefighters and paramedics Matthew Booth and Geoffrey Theodore were also recognized for their dedication and service. 

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