Kopitski named city of Marshall Employee of the Year

On Jan. 26, at the city of Marshall Employee Recognition Event, Corporal Jason Kopitski was named Employee of the Year. Kopitski began his career with the city of Marshall as a part-time Police Officer on Oct. 20, 1997. He has received two promotions — one to full-time police officer in 1999 and most recently to police corporal in 2010. Kopitski currently serves on the Department as a driving simulator instructor, crisis negotiator and field training officer. He has provided training and mentorship to approximately 20 new officers. He has served on the department’s Emergency Response Unit (SWAT Team), was a defensive tactics instructor, a taser instructor, and a member of the City’s safety committee. Kopitski is a talented officer/supervisor and is respected by his peers for his tactical skills and decision making, according to the nomination form. He is commended for his service and dedication to the city of Marshall, his coworkers, and the community.