Buckeye officer named 100 Club’s Arizona officer of the year

Nov 26, 2019, 4:25 AM

(Buckeye Police Department Photo)...

(Buckeye Police Department Photo)

(Buckeye Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — A Buckeye police officer has received the highest honor from a nonprofit that supports public servants.

Jonathan Kacer was named the 100 Club of Arizona’s officer of the year, the city of Buckeye announced last week in a press release.

The award is given annually to the officer who displays actions, heroism and commitment that exceed the call of service.

“When I learned that John Kacer was going to be officer of the year, I really wasn’t surprised,” Buckeye Police Chief Larry Hall said in the release. “John encapsulates every quality a police chief and a community member looks for in a police officer.”

Kacer, a Buckeye native, is described as the person in the department who is always doing things for others.

He has organized fundraisers for other officers and an elderly Buckeye couple who were victims of a burglary, according to the release.

He was honored Saturday at a gala at the Phoenix Art Museum.

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