Houghton Lake State Police Trooper, Motor Carrier Officer Given Statewide Award
Two local members of the state police have received statewide law enforcement awards.
The awards recognize troopers and motor carrier officers that symbolizes outstanding professional ethics, dedication to duty and a concern for giving back to their community.
Douglas Baumann of the Houghton Lake Post was named Trooper of the Year.
Baumann currently serves as a field training officer, voluntary recruiter and background investigator, in addition to his daily duties as a trooper.
According to the state police, he is consistently among the highest performers in traffic activity at his post.
And away from work, Baumann is a well-respected basketball coach.
And Joshua McGeathy has been awarded the title of Motor Carrier Officer of the Year.
The state police says McGeathy makes it a priority to maintain great working relationships with the law enforcement agencies and road commissions in his patrol area.
His positive image extends into his community too, where he volunteers to support various organizations including Special Olympics Michigan.
McGeathy is also active at his church, where he participates in a children’s ministry and youth outreach program.