Columbia, MO, March 31, 2019 – The Boone County Republican Central Committee (BCRCC) announced today that Detective Jon Logan of the Columbia Police Department as the 2019 Dr. Edward H. Robb Public Servant Award recipient. The Robb Award recognizes outstanding service by an employee or identified group of any city, county or public entity in Boone County.
“This annual award recognizes a public employee or group that represents the best in public service,” said BCRCC Chairman Mike Zweifel, “Detective Jon Logan has served the City of Columbia for over 20 years not only as a dedicated police officer but as a good Samaritan who believes community policing does not stop at the end of a shift.”
Logan has been a patrolman and detective with the department, and he is currently assigned to an ATF task force. During his time as a patrol officer, Logan worked with residents of the areas he patrolled, which led to much less drug activity and serious crime in those neighborhoods. Logan’s work was so thorough that criminal activity in these same areas remains low to this day. Logan has also helped achieve several critical indictments of career criminals involving firearms as part of his work on the ATF task force.
Logan and his family have helped out those in need, from providing needed medications to those who can’t afford it, to offering transportation to those in need, no matter the time of day. Going above and beyond his duties, in early 2017, Maria and Jon Logan opened their home to a 6-month old infant who had life-threatening injuries. The Logans adopted the child in late 2017 knowing the infant’s injuries may take a lifetime to overcome.
Eligibility for the Robb Award is limited to full-time, non-elected public employees or identified groups in Boone County and is strictly non-partisan. The award is named after Dr. Edward H. Robb, the late Boone County Presiding Commissioner who passed away in 2011. Rosa Robb, Dr. Robb‘s wife, said, “Ed’s family and I are thrilled that the Committee honored Detective Jon Logan as this year’s recipient of the Robb Award. Jon is a great public servant and better human being. He is respected amongst his peers and commanding officers, plus has had an impressive career in the Columbia Police Department.”
The award will be presented at the Boone County Republicans Lincoln Day Banquet on Friday, April 5, 2019, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia. For more information on the banquet, visit the BCRCC’s website at www.boonecountyrepublicans.com.