CLARKSVILLE, IN (January 30, 2024) – Law enforcement appreciation day is celebrated each year in January, so what better time to celebrate the Town of Clarksville’s excellent emergency responders of the year. During the most recent Town Council meeting, the council recognized the Police Officer of the Year, Reserve Police Officer of the Year, and Firefighter of the Year.
The Clarksville Firefighter of 2023 is Steven Parkhill, who has been serving the Clarksville Fire Department since 2017 and was one of the first Clarksville Fire Reserves to be hired. In addition to his firefighting skills, Chief Brandon Skaggs says Parkhill is an expert in rescue operations including swift water rescue and diving. Parkhill also has experience as a mechanic and has repaired all types of trucks and equipment at the fire station. Skaggs says Parkhill has exceeded his normal duties and saved the town thousands of dollars in repairs.
Officer Blake Duncan was voted by his peers as the 2023 Clarksville Police Officer of the Year. Chief Nate Walls says Blake is a budding superstar and shows up to work everyday looking to make a difference. Walls says Officer Duncan has become prolific at finding illegal narcotics and also recently become a fully licensed drone operator for the department.
Scott Glenn was voted by his peers as the 2023 Reserve Officer of the Year. Chief Walls says Glenn is a long-time reserve who has proven himself in some of the biggest cases during that time. Walls says Officer Glen was present for some extreme crime scenes during his time with the department, and that he has performed as well as the department’s full-time officers. He says Officer Glenn has a bright future at the Clarksville Police Department.