A Moab Police Officer has been given a Crime Victim Service Award by the Utah Council on Victims of Crime.
Ofc. Tom Nixon was honored at the 25th Annual Crime Victims Conference in Salt Lake City April 26-27.
“Tom has shown consistent dedication and compassion toward victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,” the awards committee wrote. “He has never failed to be there when needed, whether it is a civil standby or showing up on the scene of a violent crime.”
Nixon serves on the Grand County Domestic Violence Coalition and has worked to create a better relationship between the Moab Police Department and the community. He was instrumental in planning the coalition’s first officer appreciation day and training in December 2011 and helped facilitate the attendance of all law enforcement in Grand County.
Nixon has made it a personal goal to educate members of the law enforcement community about domestic violence and the role that victim advocates play.
“Thanks to Tom’s efforts, the agencies and organizations that work to serve victims of crime in the community are collaborating at a much higher level, and victims are being served in a more comprehensive manner,” the awards committee wrote.