Bower, Chambers Bring Home Awards at Annual Respect for Law Dinner

Jasper- The Optimist Club of Jasper and the Fraternal Order of Police held their annual Respect for Law Dinner on Wednesday, May 17th. 

The organizations and members of the community came together to show support and respect for the local, county and state law enforcement agencies and their officers. 

At the dinner, the Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer and Citizen of the Year was announced. This year’s Officer was former Jasper PD Sergeant Adam Bower.

“It’s a completely humbling award,” said Bower, “All I did in my career was what I thought was right. I just wanted to help people. Do my job and do it the best I can, be the best partner to the guys I worked with and do my best to help the community.”

Bower retired from JPD on April 28th. He now works as a property manager for Pfaff Properties.

The Outstanding Citizen of the Year was given to Rick Chambers.

“To be nominated, it's just unreal. To win the award it's beyond my expectations,” said Chambers.

Chambers is a former Jasper Police Officer and currently works for the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office. 

The dinner also was a memorial for law enforcement personnel who died over the last year.