A young police officer has been awarded the Wogan Award by St. Robert Police Department.

 St. Robert Police Department has awarded a young police officer for his great efforts in the field.

Police Chief Curtis Curenton presented the Wogan Award to Officer Christopher Danielson at the St. Robert Board of Alderman meeting on Monday.

"Everyone we talked to about this young man just lit up when they talked about him," Curenton said. "Our philosophy at St. Robert has always been: Give us good people and we will make them good police officers. This year's winner is a prime example of that motto."

Danielson has been with the department since October, 2012.

"He has been here less than a year and a half, but he has made an impact so great that his peers chose him for this prestigious award," Curenton said.

This is the fourth year the city has presented the award named after retired St. Robert police officer Dan Wogan, who attended the presentation. Officer Daniel Wogan retired from the St. Robert Police Department in 2010 after more than 30 years of service.

"It has been a pure joy having Chris with us," Curenton said. "He has been a hard worker and an eager learner. He is so modest."

"We are very fortunate to have the young men and women at this department that we do," Currenton said. "I've joked and said 'I wish we could have 10 or 20 Daniel Wogans.' I am here to tell you we are very close to that."