Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. is proud to announce the State Community Hero Award recipient for 2013: Sergeant Eric Zawaki of the Peabody Police Department.
On December 5, 2011, Sergeant Zawaki was working a traffic detail at a construction site when he was struck and seriously injured by a motorist. According to news reports from the time of the incident, Zawaki was assisting another motorist and was hit and sent over the hood of a pick-up truck. It was later determined that speed and wet roadways were a factor that brought charges against the New Hampshire driver.
Having served with the department for 13 years at the time of the incident, he has been called a “top notch” officer by his fellow comrades. At this time, Sergeant Zawaki continues to recover from his injuries sustained that day and cannot return to work.
In his nomination, it was noted that he is “a great person who deserves positive recognition."
Congratulations, Sergeant Zawaki – thank you for your service and our thoughts are with you.