Officers say he goes above and beyond to help the community. Wachala says he's grateful for the award, but it's all in a day's work.
"Our whole department is like this. I'm just about making this a better place for people to live, a safe place for people to live and help people get through problems they have. We all have problems in our lives and it doesn't make you a horrible person. Maybe you're just having a bad day," Wachala said.
Wachala is also a good Samaritan. Last fall, a school bus broke down and the kids had to wait for help to arrive. He ordered several pizzas, had them delivered to the bus and picked up the tab.
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