Trooper, State Police employee honored
At a ceremony at the Delaware State Troopers Association hall, Superintendent of the Delaware State Police Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr. announced the winners of the annual Trooper of the Year and Civilian of the Year awards.
The Executive Staff selected Corporal Joshua Jubb from Troop 2 patrol 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.
One example of his police work came on Dec. 16, 2012
Jubb was investigating a vehicle crash just west of Glasgow when two citizens advised him that a nearby Wendy’s restaurant was being robbed.
Jubb went to the Wendy’s and observed the two armed male suspects holding employees at gunpoint. Jubb retrieved his shotgun took a tactical position towards the rear of the Wendy’s, watching both exits while communicating essential information to dispatchers and responding units.
Before backup arrived, the suspects fled from the restaurant and were confronted by Jubb. The suspects ignored his commands and fled on foot with Jubb in pursuit.
As Jubb closed the distance between himself and one of the suspects, he opted for a less-than-lethal use of force,used his TASER, apprehending the fleeing felon while transmitting a description of the other suspect. A short time later, assisting units apprehended the other suspect.
Selected as Civilian of the Year Award was Eric Ralph from Troop 4.
Ralph began his career with the Delaware State Police at Troop 4 in Georgetown in 1996 and has served the Division as an Equipment Mechanic III. He is responsible for the maintenance of 85 vehicles at Troop 4.
In addition to performing vehicle maintenance, he has been called upon to assist investigative units with examinations of vehicles involved in criminal activity and fatal crashes. He does this despite dealing with medical problems.
Top real estate agent
Carolyn Rash of Lewes has been honored by Delaware Today in its selection of “Delaware Select Real Estate Agents.”
“This is quite an honor for me. The fact that Delaware Today included me in its selection of “Delaware Select Real Estate Agents,” signals that my constant effort to deliver excellent work has paid off. It is gratifying to be recognized in this way, Rash says.
American Registry also added Carolyn Rash to the “Registry of Business Excellence.
Cabinet members nominated
Gov. Jack Markell announced his nomination of recently retired Delaware State Police Superintendent Colonel Robert Coupe for Commissioner of Correction and attorney and former Education Policy Advisor Jennifer Ranji to be Secretary of the State Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.
Coupe served as Delaware State Police Superintendent from July 2009 until December 2012.
He had 28 years of service to the State Police upon retirement. As Superintendent, he commanded 676 troopers and 270 civilian employees.
“Colonel Coupe is a proven manager, well-respected leader, and people person,” said Markell. “He earned accolades throughout his Division for creating a climate of trust through open and honest communication and transparency. I am pleased Colonel Coupe may continue to serve the state as a cabinet secretary with a critical public safety role.”
The Department of Correction is the second largest Executive branch agency in the State and the largest law enforcement agency in the state with over 2,500 employees.
Ranji served as Educational Policy Advisor in the Office of Governor Markell from September 2009 to July 2012.
She was the lead staff person on Race to the Top and Early Childhood Race to the Top initiatives and played a leading role in developing the Governor’s education policy agenda, working closely with the Department of Education, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families, and other agencies and stakeholders.
Earlier, Ranji was in private legal practice, served as Deputy Legal Counsel in the Office of Governor Thomas Carper and as Director of Legal Affairs for Family Court of the State of Delaware.
The State Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families provides and manages a range of services for children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, adjudication, mental illness, neglect, or substance abuse. Its services include prevention, early intervention, assessment, treatment, permanency, and after care.