Colleagues honor police department spokesman
(Dec 20, 2012)
The Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado on Dec. 13 named Westminster Police Department’s Trevor Materasso as Public Information Officer of the Year.
Materasso was the primary city spokesperson and media liaison during the Jessica Ridgeway case.
His nomination stated: “Not only did he work tirelessly to bring calm to a desperate community reeling from the disappearance and loss of a child, he also worked directly with the Ridgeway family to protect and prepare them for the onslaught of local and national media who began to overwhelm them."
Earlier in 2012, Materasso provided support following the Aurora theater shooting.
He also served as ESPIOC president for the past year.
ESPIOC provides professional support to public information officers in the emergency services field. It has more than 100 Colorado members.