Awards and Promotions

reibly awardOn March 17, 2021, the American Legion Post 70 recognized first responders for their outstanding work and dedication to the communities that they serve. Lt. George Paugh, III was on hand to read the synopsis of the quality work that was performed by Det. Justin Reibly. Det. Reibly lead in almost all statistical categories. He was responsible for seizing a large amount of crack cocaine and $21,000.00. He also solved numerous crimes and made the most criminal and drug arrests in the department. His level of commitment and dedication is greatly appreciated. He was honored to be awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the American Legion. Congratulations Det. Reibly!!! 


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The Veterans of Foreign Wars recently recognized first responders for their outstanding work and dedication to the communities that they serve. The Easton VFW recognized Easton Police Detective Justin Reibly for his "unyielding adherence to the highest ideals of law enforcement in maintaining, preserving and protecting the lawful rights of all citizens." 

After receiving the award from our local VFW, he was then nominated for an award at the State level. Det. Reibly was awarded the VFW National Law Enforcement Award.

Det. Reibly lead in almost all statistical categories. He was responsible for seizing a large amount of crack cocaine and $21,000.00. He also solved numerous crimes and made the most criminal and drug arrests in the department. His level of commitment and dedication is greatly appreciated. Congratulations Det. Reibly!!! 

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2020 Promotions


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1st/Sergeant Bradley Hughes - Promoted to Lieutenant 


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Sergeant Eric Kellner - Appointed to 1st/Sergeant

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Corporal Jason Dyott - Promoted to Sergeant

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Corporal Lenox Trams - Promoted to Sergeant

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Patrolman First Class Megan Coxon - Promoted to Corporal

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Patrolman First Class Howard Maxwell - Promoted to Corporal

2020 Awards


Lifesaving Award


Whereas, June 20, 2020- Officers were dispatched to a residence on Brenton Drive for a cardiac arrest. Officers arrived to find the patient in cardiac arrest; it was then that they all worked collectively as a team to preform lifesaving measures. This included CPR and the use of the AED. The patient was shocked by the AED twice before the paramedics arrived. Paramedics administered further aid to the patient upon their arrival. It was learned that during transport the patient regained a pulse and began breathing on her own. 

It is clear that the actions of four officers saved the life of this individual on that day.

In recognition for these officer’s swift actions and commitment to public safety, the Easton Police Department hereby awards Sgt. Pat Sally, Pfc. Justin Reibly, Ptl. Emily Walter and Ptl. Nick Everngam with the: Lifesaving Award.

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Lifesaving Award


Whereas, On November 13, 2020- Officers were dispatched to Parkview Apartments for a building fire.  Officers were notified that there were residents on the third floor that needed to be evacuated. The fire started in apartment 302. Officers went to the third floor and were met by heavy smoke the officers worked to evacuate all residents. The officers had to make forced entry into apartment 303 to get the resident out. Officer’s also worked to clear the second floor. In the midst of this incident they carried electric chairs down for residents as well. The officers assisted the FD with the safe evacuation of about 60 residents.     

Police officers will not always be at the right place all the time, but on the occasion they were and they saved a lot lives that morning.  

In recognition for these officer’s unselfish actions and commitment to public safety, the Easton Police Department hereby awards Sgt. Pat Sally, Pfc. Cody Bland, Pfc. Tyler Claggett, and Ptl. Andrea Kendall with the Lifesaving Award.

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Lifesaving Award


Whereas, August 13, 2020, Cpl. Howard Maxwell was dispatched to locate a reckless driver on U.S. Rt. 50 – Maxwell was able to locate and stop the vehicle- during the stop he determined the that driver was under the influence of a substance. Maxwell placed the driver under arrest and secured the driver in the back seat of a patrol car.   

Sgt. Dyott and Pfc. Sova checked on the driver and found him to be unconscious in the back seat of the patrol car. The officers immediately removed the driver from the patrol car and began life saving measures to include narcan, rescue breathing and the use of the AED. All of these measure worked and the driver was revived by the time paramedics arrived on scene. 

It is clear that the actions of these three officers saved the life of this individual on that day.

In recognition for these officer’s swift actions and commitment to public safety, the Easton Police Department hereby awards Sgt. Jason Dyott, Cpl. Howard Maxwell and Pfc. Norman Sova with the: Lifesaving Award.

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Unit Citation


Whereas, The Easton Police Department’s Narcotics Unit consisted of three members that diligently worked to make our community safer by investigating the controlled dangerous substance laws. Narcotics investigations can take quite some time to develop and the stakes are high as drug addictions ravage communities and destroys families.  

In 2020 the Narcotics Unit authored 56 search and seizure warrants which cultivated 23 misdemeanor and 17 felony drug arrest while working during a pandemic. Also during the pandemic these officers were reassigned and tasked to complete other functions within the police department. 

In 2020 the Talbot County Narcotics Task Force asked the EPD Narcotics Unit to participate in a Title III Investigation (Wire) - this consumed a lot of time as they set out to disband a local drug organization. Working a WIRE is tedious and places a lot of strain on the investigators- Many hours are spent away from home during such an event. The team of investigators wrote 14 search warrants. This led to the seizure of approximately 1 kilo of powder cocaine-and the lesser amounts of crack cocaine, heroin, suboxone, and marijuana. The officers also seized 2 handguns, 4 vehicles, and $71,000 in U.S. currency. This investigation led to the criminal indictments of 22 people and 3 federal indictments.

In recognition for their superior performance and exceptional display of commitment, the Easton Police Department hereby awards F/Sgt. Eric Kellner, Cpl. Megan Coxon and Det. Chris Westerfield with the Unit Citation.

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Top Performance Award - Occupant Safety


Whereas, sworn members of the Easton Police Department are tasked to perform a variety of activities through the course of their shift. Enforcement of traffic and criminal offenders is just a fraction of their responsibilities.

Understandably, demonstrating efficiency in one discipline cannot always measure total performance. However it should be recognized that during the past year, Cpl. Howard Maxwell was the top performer in Occupant Protection Enforcement (52) among all sworn officers. 

In recognition for a job well done, the Easton Police Department hereby awards Cpl. Howard Maxwell with the: 2020-Top Performance Award: Occupant Protection Enforcement

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Top Performance Award - DUI Enforcement


Whereas, sworn members of the Easton Police Department are tasked to perform a variety of activities through the course of their shift. Enforcement of traffic and criminal offenders is just a fraction of their responsibilities.

Understandably, demonstrating efficiency in one discipline cannot always measure total performance. However it should be recognized that during the past year, Cpl. Howard Maxwell made the most DUI Arrests (7) among all sworn officers.  

In recognition for a job well done, the Easton Police Department hereby awards Cpl. Howard Maxwell with the: 2020-Top Performance Award: DUI Arrests

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Top Performance Award - Traffic Enforcement


Whereas, sworn members of the Easton Police Department are tasked to perform a variety of activities through the course of their shift. Enforcement of traffic and criminal offenders is just a fraction of their responsibilities.

Understandably, demonstrating efficiency in one discipline cannot always measure total performance. However it should be recognized that during the past year, Cpl. Howard Maxwell made the most traffic stops (598) among all sworn officers.  

In recognition for a job well done, the Easton Police Department hereby awards Cpl. Howard Maxwell with the: 2020-Top Performance Award: Total Traffic Stops

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Top Performance Award - Criminal Arrests


Whereas, sworn members of the Easton Police Department are tasked to perform a variety of activities through the course of their shift. Enforcement of traffic and criminal offenders is just a fraction of their responsibilities. 

Understandably, demonstrating efficiency in one discipline cannot always measure total performance. However it should be recognized that during the past year, Pfc. Justin Reibly made the most Criminal Arrests (59) among all sworn officers. 

In recognition for a job well done, the Easton Police Department hereby awards Pfc. Justin Reibly with the: 2020-Top Performance Award: Criminal Arrests

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Top Performance Award - Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Arrests


Whereas, sworn members of the Easton Police Department are tasked to perform a variety of activities through the course of their shift. Enforcement of traffic and criminal offenders is just a fraction of their responsibilities.

Understandably, demonstrating efficiency in one discipline cannot always measure total performance. However it should be recognized that during the past year, Pfc. Justin Reibly made the most Criminal Arrests (59) among all sworn officers. 

In recognition for a job well done, the Easton Police Department hereby awards Pfc. Justin Reibly with the: 2020-Top Performance Award: Criminal Arrests

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