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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

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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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