Multiple law enforcement officers in Boone County were recently recognized by the FBI for their outstanding service and going above and beyond the call of duty.

The certificate of appreciation awarded to these offices came from FBI Director Christopher Wray and is a result of the recent drug bust in Alpena, Arkansas that seized over 150 pounds of methamphetamine. The certificates said, “The FBI extends its appreciation for your outstanding assistance in a joint investigation effort. You’re contributions were immeasurable. You have the gratitude of the FBI for all you did to help accomplish the objectives of the investigation. You can be proud of the role you played and I join my associates, with whom you have worked, on congratulating you on a job well done.”

The officers honored with this award were Bobby Braden and Cody Middleton of the Drug Task Force, Matt Odom and Jack Gentry of the Harrison Police Department, and Jeff Thompson formerly of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to the awards linked to that investigation two more officers were recognized by the FBI for going above and beyond in their normal work to seize drugs and stop violent crimes. Officers David Alkier and John Morgan of the Harrison Police Department K-9 Unit received certificates of appreciation as well.