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Osakis Police Officer Calvin Uhl was awarded the 2013 J. Edgar Hoover Gold Medal Award during the Veterans of Foreign Wars State Conference banquet on June 15 in St. Cloud. The 2012-2013 Minnesota State VFW Commander, Lee Ulferts, presented the award to Uhl. (Contributed photo)

Osakis police officer receives VFW's top cop award

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Calvin Uhl of Osakis took center stage in June to receive the state's Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) J. Edgar Hoover Gold Medal Award.

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The award is presented to men and women in law enforcement in appreciation of their good will and dedication.

Uhl, an officer with the Osakis Police Department for 11 years, was nominated for the award by Osakis VFW Post 7902.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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