Rosemount Police Officer Katie Ruesink was recently honored as the 2020 Officer of the Year from the Minnesota Association of Women Police. Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Association was able to meet in person and present formal awards during their annual conference in Duluth. A delegation of Rosemount Police Department leadership was on hand to celebrate with Officer Ruesink as she received her award. Ruesink was nominated by Chief Mikael Dahlstrom for her leadership, courage, and selflessness, in addition to her determination and work ethic in what is typically seen as a male-dominated profession. Chief Dahlstrom commented that Officer Ruesink does not shy away from challenges, adding that she elevates her performance to answer some of the most critical and adverse challenges faced by the department and profession. Officer Ruesink has served with the Rosemount Police Department since 2014. Prior to becoming a Police Officer, she spent 10 years working as a full-time paramedic in the Twin Cities.
(Pictured is Officer Ruesink (center) at the MAWP conference in Duluth. She was joined by family, Sgt. Coughlin, Deputy Chief Thomas, and Chief Dahlstrom. Photo Source: RPD)