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Democrat IL 8

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  • Honoring Eighth District Public Servant

    by Representative Tammy Duckworth

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    DUCKWORTH of illinois in the house of representatives Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Ms. DUCKWORTH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a dedicated public servant [[Page E1734]] from the Eighth Congressional District of Illinois who is turning 50 years old this week.

    Twenty-five years ago, Steve Tufenkjian graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy and has served the people of Illinois in several different ways ever since. In that time, he has served as everything from a K9 officer to a member of the Special Enforcement Team and from Sergeant to his current role where he oversees a team of Troopers as Platoon Commander.

    In each of his roles, Mr. Tufenkjian has been recognized by the Illinois State Police for his great work. He has received several awards for his dedication and, as a member of the Special Enforcement Team, he made more than 1,000 reckless driving arrests.

    Our state and our nation need more dedicated public servants like Steve Tufenkjian. I wish him and his family--his two sons Zachary and Jacob as well as his wife of 17 years Michelle, who is also a State Police officer--a happy 50th birthday and thank them for their continued public service and efforts to keep our community safe.


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