Whitestown Police Officer Frank Wolfe III Receives Officer of the Year Award

Writer / Matt Keating
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Frank Wolfe III, a police officer for the Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department (WMPD), recently received the American Legion Officer of the Year Award and says he couldn’t be more honored.Frank Wolfe III

“I was nominated by members of WMPD because of my work ethic, motivation, my positive attitude and my focus on apprehending impaired drivers,” Wolfe says. “I have over 26 Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) arrests for the year. The award goes is given to the officer who checks all the boxes as a patrolman.”

Wolfe loves being a police officer. He says it’s a career he has thoroughly enjoyed.

“I was hired by Whitestown Police Department in February of 2021,” Wolfe says. “I am a night shift patrolman.”

Wolfe likes being able to help people in need.

“The best part of the job is saving lives,” Wolfe says. “Literally. When I arrest anyone for being impaired, I know if I didn’t save multiple people’s lives, I at least saved one…the person who I was able to take from behind the wheel who could have hurt themselves and others.”

Wolfe also likes his role as a positive person in the area. It’s a role he has delved into. People in Whitestown respond to Wolfe Frank Wolfe IIIbeing a friendly and reliable police officer.

“I also really enjoy being out in the community and being the positive role model to not only kids, but to adults as well,” Wolfe says.

Wolfe believes everyone can do their part to make their community safer.

“I think the main thing people can do is be each other’s eyes, and be a helping hand to your neighbor,” Wolfe says. “If you see something that doesn’t look normal or looks out on place, call dispatch. If you see something, say something.”

Wolfe is happy to be serving Whitestown and getting to know people better.

“The town of Whitestown is very supportive of all of the first responders,” Wolfe says. “The kids are well mannered, and the parents are pleasant with each and every encounter we have with them.”

Wolfe has been able to develop a lot of positive relationships in the Whitestown community.

“The community has been more than welcoming to me,” he says. “I have formed great relationships with business owners, employees and with a lot of kind citizens of Whitestown.”

When Wolfe isn’t busy serving the Whitestown community, he enjoys spending time with his family.Frank Wolfe III

“I have a wife to whom I’ve been married for almost six year and two kids, one girl and one boy,” Wolfe says. “When I am not working, I enjoy taking weekend trips with my family, going to the movies (I tend to get a good nap in while the wife and kids watch the movie), and spending time with our church friends, going to sporting events and dinner dates.”

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