Officer Steven Earley was issued an Award of Merit for going above and beyond the call of duty in locating a missing dementia patient on June 13, 2017. Officer Earley, who was already off duty, heard the call and took it upon himself to assist in the search for the patient. Officer Earley’s performance in locating the patient is a testament to his character and professionalism. His actions reflect well on the Worthington Division of Police and law enforcement as a whole. Officer Earley has certainly demonstrated the Core Values of the Worthington Division of Police in the commitment, honesty, integrity, respect, and professionalism he exemplifies in the performance of his duties.