Dunwoody cop honored for $313,500 car theft case

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Dunwoody police Officer Jason Lewis is being honored for his work in a car theft case worth $313,500.

He received the 2016-2017 Award of Merit, presented by the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. It recognizes his investigation into six stolen vehicles with a total estimated value of $313,500.

The investigation resulted in the identification of four suspects engaged in an auto theft/money laundering operation, the police said.

“The great work by Officer Lewis is an example of the great work done by our officers each and every day as they serve the citizens of Dunwoody,” Chief Billy Grogan said.

Also, Officer Michael Cheek received a Positive Policing Award and was promoted to sergeant. The award from ASIS International recognized Cheek’s creation and implementation of the Griffin Project, where officers visit city schools and interact with children with special needs.

“Police officers have no greater responsibility than protecting the most vulnerable people in our communities and building relationships with them,” the chief said. “The Griffin Project does just that.”

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