TPD Capt. Wayne Floyd named Officer of the Year by VFW7055

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Capt. Wayne Floyd of the Troy Police Department comes to work every day just looking to make Troy “a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

After doing it for 35 years, the Brundidge Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7055 decided it was time Floyd was honored as the officer of the year in Pike County.

“Being in the military, a lot of the things we do are thankless,” said Post Commander Henry Middlebrooks. “So we always like to show the people that don’t normally get appreciated how grateful we are for what they do.”

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Middlebrooks surprised Floyd at the Troy Police Department Monday morning with his certificate honoring him as officer of the year.

“It was really unexpected; they caught me by surprise,” Floyd said. “Seeing as I’ve got a background in the military, it’s quite an honor to have this award come from a military unit such as VFW.”

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said Floyd is well-deserving of the honor.

“When I started working here he was a sergeant in the patrol division,” Barr said. “I worked for him and learned a lot from him. He has dedicated his life to public service.”

Floyd is the captain over the Special Operations division and heads up animal control, school resource and all special events among his duties.

“He’s an outstanding police officer; very sharp,” Barr said. “He sets up for like the Christmas parade, football games – all the special events we have, which is a lot. He’s an outstanding police officer and public servant very deserving of this award.”

Floyd will join a host of other local residents honored Thursday night at the Brundidge VFW Post’s annual awards banquet.