A Williston police officer has been given the Lone Eagle Award by the state attorney general.
Lieutenant Ken Owens was presented a plaque by
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in ceremonies in Williston today.
Two Lone Eagle Awards are given each year by the state, one to an active officer and one to a retired officer.
At today's ceremony, Owens was honored for his decades of service to law enforcement in the Williston area.
Stenehjem said handing out the annual award is a highlight for him.
(Wayne Stenehjem, ND Attorney General) "I often say that not everything that I have to do in my job is a lot of fun, but one of the things that is the most enjoyable every year is to be able to recognize the recipients of the highest honor that law enforcement has to offer to people who put their lives on the line each day when they go out and serve the public and keep North Dakota as safe as we possibly can."
Lieutenant Owens received his Lone Eagle Award this morning in Williston.
Retired Bismarck Police Chief Keith Witt was presented the Lone Eagle Award for retired officers yesterday.