The Delaware State Troopers Association held a ceremony Wednesday announcing the winners of the annual Trooper of the Year and Civilian of the Year Awards.
Corporal Joshua Jubb from Troop 2 patrol was selected as the 2012 Trooper of the Year. Jubb began his career in October 2008, and in July 2009 was assigned to Troop 2 patrol in Glasgow. Jubb was nominated for the award by the Troop 2 administration, who described him as the epitome of a Delaware State Trooper, whose diligent investigations have resulted in significant arrests and seizures of drugs, weapons, and vehicles. To be nominated, a Trooper must exceed performance standards and be recognized by his or her peers as one who consistently displays integrity and work ethic.
The executive staff of the Delaware State Police selected Eric Ralph from Troop 4 as the 2012 Civilian of the Year. Ralph began his career with the Delaware State Police at Troop 4 in Georgetown on April 15, 1996, where he has continuously served the division as an equipment mechanic III. He is responsible for the maintenance of more than 80 vehicles at Troop 4. Ralph is known for his keen eye and ability to identify issues before they become hazardous or problematic. In addition to performing routine vehicle maintenance, he has been called upon to assist investigative units with examinations of vehicles involved in criminal activity and fatal crashes.
Civilian employees who are nominated for this award must have exceptional service as identified by the employee's performance evaluations, a consistent record of such service through their years of employment, and recognition by their peers for outstanding character and integrity.