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Germantown Police Officer Receives Roosevelt Police Award


By Kevin O’Rourke

Wednesday night, Montgomery County Police Officer Jonathan Pruziner of District Five in Germantown received the 2014 Capital Area Chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association's Theodore Roosevelt Police Award. The award was handed out at ceremony held Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Washington D.C.

The Theodore Roosevelt Police Awards honor those police personnel who experience serious injuries or illnesses but continue to render praiseworthy service to police departments.

In 2007, Pruziner was serving as a Specialist with the U.S. Army Second Cavalry in Iraq when he came in contact with an improvised explosive device.

It was on September 11, 2007 Pruziner followed his squad leader out the