A Calhoun native, Trooper Jared R. Brewer, of the West Virginia State Police Logan Detachment was nominated for the 2007 Trooper of the Year Award and was one of the four runners-up for the award during the annual West Virginia State Police Troopers Association Banquet held on June 14 at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown.
Fifteen Troopers were nominated state-wide for the award and only five finalists were selected based on their merits and individual achievements.
Trooper Brewer was recognized with a plaque for his accomplishments during the 2007 calendar year. Trooper Brewer is a native of Grantsville and graduate of Calhoun County High School.
He was attending WVU at Parkersburg when he enlisted with the West Virginia State Police in 2005, graduating from the West Virginia State Police Academy. He was stationed in Logan in April 2006.
Trooper Brewer was one of the most active Trooper's in the state during 2007 conducting 375 criminal investigations and answering 779 calls for service from the community.
He also made 121 drug arrests, 27 driving under the influence arrests, 100 felony arrests, 310 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 476 citations.
Trooper Brewer conducted investigations of a wide variety during 2007 including a homicide-suicide, sexual assaults, aggravated robberies, burglaries, and cultivations of marijuana.
He also received the Governor's Highway Safety Program Safe Traffic Operations Program (STOP) "Looking Beyond the Ticket" Award for his efforts during a drug investigation which netted eleven (11) pounds of marijuana, $16,800.00 in cash and 16 firearms.
Trooper Brewer also participated in community oriented policing activities such as the "National Read to Me" day at Holden and Logan Grade Schools.
He was also assigned as the Safe Schools Trooper for South Man, Man Central, and Verdunville Grade Schools conducting school site surveys and working with school staff to ensure student safety.