Officer Shannon Humphrey was named the Blue Springs Police Department’s Employee of the Month for July 2010. Shannon has served the city of Blue Springs as a patrolman in the Operations Bureau of the Blue Springs Police Department since January 2009.

Officer Shannon Humphrey was named the Blue Springs Police Department’s Employee of the Month for July 2010. Shannon has served the city of Blue Springs as a patrolman in the Operations Bureau of the Blue Springs Police Department since January 2009.

Officer Humphrey served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and believes his service gave him much of the experience that has allowed him to be a successful police officer. Officer Humphrey spent his first two years in the Marine Corps on a prestigious drill team. The following two years he served as an infantry rifle team/squad leader and served one tour in Iraq on a combat deployment. Operating in some of the most stressful conditions possible has allowed him to think on his feet in similar situations involved in police work.

Officer Humphrey also serves as an instructor at the annual BSPD Leadership Challenge Camp for troubled youth, which is held each year in Blue Springs. As a lead instructor he is able to bring an intense energy to impact youth in making better decisions to lead a healthier life for them and their families.

Officer Humphrey is also an integral part of the department’s Honor Guard, and assists with the training of officers in this role. The honor to serve in this capacity is not taken lightly by Officer Humphrey.

Shannon is well respected by the officers on his squad and exemplifies professionalism in carrying out his duties as a police officer to the citizens of Blue Springs. He always goes the extra mile on all of his calls, regardless of the nature.

Officer Humphrey’s just recently became a member of the Department’s Special Tactical Assistance Team, which will complement his patrol duties. Shannon also has aspirations in the future to work in the Drug Task Force and also become a Patrol Supervisor.

It is with great appreciation that Officer Humphrey be awarded the July 2010 Employee of the Month for his efforts to the Blue Springs Police Department and the citizens of Blue Springs.