Phoenix — Each year during the month of April, the U.S. Attorney’s Office takes the opportunity to recognize Arizonans who have provided outstanding services to the victims of federal crime.
This year three DPS detectives, along with a trooper and two of their Supervisors, will receive that special recognition. Detectives Marcus Anderson, Antonio J. Morales and Adriana Marshall attended a ceremony at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix as part of the 2018 National Crime Victim’s Week which runs from April 9th through April 13th.
“The honor bestowed on these three-excellent career law enforcement professionals is not only well deserved but demonstrates the strong commitment our investigators have to the rights of victims in criminal cases. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is deeply proud of Detectives Morales, Marshall and Anderson. We are fortunate to have them on our team,” said Lt. Colonel Daniel Lugo, Assistant AZDPS Director.
“The members of the Border Strike Force and the Highway Interdiction Team deserve significant credit for rescuing, and potentially saving the life of a young victim who was being trafficked by her abuser. The DPS Troopers demonstrated deep compassion, expertise, and a commitment to their badge and duty,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth A. Strange. “Due to their hard work and dedication, a minor victim was saved and given the opportunity to start her journey toward recovery and a better future.”
The recognition event took place April 12th, 2018 at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.