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Sgt. Omar Maklad was named Police Officer of the Year and recognized for his efforts during a domestic disturbance call last April.

Sgt. Maklad, other Woodbury officers commended


Woodbury Police Chief Lee Vague got emotional Thursday Feb. 24 at the Woodbury Public Safety Recognition event as he told the story of a group of officers who responded to a rare domestic disturbance involving an armed suspect last year.

He especially recognized Sgt. Omar Maklad, who was wounded in a standoff with the suspect the night of April 15, 2010, and named him Police Officer of the Year.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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