The Knights of Columbus Council 3444 Temple held the 51st Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus hall in Temple. An officer from each law enforcement department is nominated to receive the award of Outstanding Officer of the Year in their department.  Then one officer is selected as Outstanding Peace Officer of East Bell County.  This year’s Outstanding Peace Officer of East Bell County is Officer Jeffery Smith.  We thank all of our law enforcement personnel for their service as well as their families who support them.  KPA sponsored the award for Outstanding Trooper and has provided all the coordination and administration support for this event since the late 1990’s.