The Nebraska State Patrol recognized Sgt. Monty Lovelace as the supervisor of the year during a ceremony at the Capitol rotunda on Oct. 24.
Sworn and civilian employees were also recognized for managers and employees of the year.
An 11-year veteran, Lovelace is currently assigned to the Investigative Services Division and stationed in Troop E- Scottsbluff
“He has a passion for hard work,” said Deb Collins, the state patrol's public information coordinator.
“He has set an example for his staff by completing 30 new cases, taking over the Troop E internet crimes cases and working alongside staff to complete several high profile cases in the Panhandle,” she said.
In 2011, the former Nemaha County commissioner, completed work for the International Association for Identification Certification.
Deb Wingrove, a technology analyst at the state headquarters, was awarded civilian supervisor manager of the year.
Trooper Pedram Nabegh, who is assigned to carrier enforcement in Waverly, was honored as sworn employee of the year.
Mary Jones, staff assistant with Troop C in Grand Island, was honored as civilian employee of the year.