For Greene County News
FAIRBORN – The hits keep coming for Wright State University police officer Kurt Holden. Holden collected another award last week for service to his community.
This time it was the Mark Losey Distinguished Law Enforcement Service Award at the 2015 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine presented the award to Holden.
The Mark Losey award recognizes individuals for outstanding and dedicated service and contributions to law enforcement and the community they serve during their career.
It is just the latest recognition for Holden, a rising star on the Wright State police force.
In 2014, he was presented a President’s Award for Leadership by Wright State President David R. Hopkins. That year the Fairborn Knights of Columbus also recognized him with a Blue Coat award for his service to emancipated foster students.
“It is with great honor that Officer Kurt Holden received the Mark Losey Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Service Award,” said Wright State Police Chief David Finnie. “Officer Holden has been employed with the Wright State University Police Department for almost seven years and has made great contributions to the Wright State community during his service. I am very proud of him and his work on campus.”
A veteran of Wright State’s Police Department, Holden serves as a coach and a mentor to foster youths in the Independent Scholars Network. Once an emancipated foster child himself, Holden has been praised for his commitment to students who need strong and dependable role models in their lives as they simultaneously tackle emancipation and college.
Holden has an associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He also serves as an adjunct in Wright State’s Crime and Justice Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts.