Hudson Police Explorer wins traveling award and scholarship for collegeFive members of the Hudson Police Explorer Post #2527 were on hand to see one of their own honored at the 35th Annual Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Conference in Rochester, Minn., recently.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
Five members of the Hudson Police Explorer Post #2527 were on hand to see one of their own honored at the 35th Annual Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Conference in Rochester, Minn., recently.
Hudson Explorer Captain Tony Pasquale was awarded the Shawn Silvera Memorial Scholarship. Silvera was a Lino Lakes, Minn., police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2005. The scholarship was established in his memory by family and friends. It is annually awarded to an Explorer who exemplifies Silvera’s own philosophy of “be here now.”
As part of the application process, Pasquale wrote an essay describing something in his own life that reflects that philosophy. His essay appears with this story in the May 13th print edition.
In addition to the $500 scholarship and his own award, the Hudson Police Department will have the Silvera traveling trophy to display over the next year. Pasquale made the presentation to HPD Chief Marty Jensen last week.
Pasquale, a 2009 graduate of Hudson High School, has been a Police Explorer for almost four years. He has just completed his first year at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn. where he is majoring in law enforcement and urban and regional studies. He is spending the summer in emergency medical training at WITC in New Richmond. He is the son of Tom and Jennifer Pasquale.
In addition to the award ceremony, the six Hudson Explorers, the only non-Minnesota post allowed at the conference, participated in a variety of competitive events and academic sessions.
The Hudson Explorer Post has 15 members. For more information contact Sgt. Glen Hartman at the Hudson Police Department at (715)386-4771.