IAATI WESTERN REGIONAL CHAPTER
THE GERALD "JERRY" BOYER MEMORIAL AWARD
|Year||Name||Agency at Time of Award|
|2010||Frank Zangar||LoJack Corporation / Washington State Patrol (Retired)|
|2009||Brent Sells||Montana DOJ - Motor Vehicle Division|
|2008||Anthony 'Tony' Corroo||California State Automobile Association SIU|
|2007||Ed Boettcher||Royal Canadian Mounted Police - IMPACT|
|2006||Gary Labb||Santa Ana Police - OCATT (Retired)|
|2005||Pat O'Donnell||LoJack Corporation / Fresno Police (Retired)|
This award is presented to a member of the Western Regional Chapter of IAATI or a member of one of the WSATI Chapters for outstanding service and unselfish dedication to the organization. The recipient can be law enforcement or civilian, active or retired. A committee comprised of Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association, Northwest Chapter Executive Board Members will determine the recipient. Please forward nominations to Frank Zangar at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a brief background of the nominee, along with a contact telephone number and e-mail address of the nominator. The deadline for submission of nominations has not been determined. The award will be presented at the 2013 WSATI Training Seminar in San Diego. Nominations should be sent via e-mail to Frank Zangar at email@example.com.
The 2010 Award was announced at the 2010 WSATI Training Seminar in San Diego, on May 27, 2010.
WSATI Southern Chapter Vice President Dave Petrelli called 2010 WSATI Northwest President Doug Young to the podium to present the WSATI Northwest Award, the Gerald "Jerry" Boyer Memorial Award. Doug explained the criteria for the award. He said it is to go to a member of one of the IAATI Western Regional WSATI Chapters for outstanding service and unselfish dedication to the organization. Doug stated that the recipient unfortunately could not attend the seminar. He said that the recipient was LoJack Law Enforcement Liaison Frank Zangar. He said that Frank has been the force behind the presentation of the Gerald "Jerry" Boyer Memorial Award since its inception, having been a good friend of Jerry. He requested those attending the banquet to not reveal the results to Frank as he was unaware. The Awards committee had "faked" Frank into believing someone else was going to receive the award. Doug said that Frank would receive the award on June 10th in Washington.
2010 WSATI Northwest Chapter President Doug Young sent the narrative from the Gerald "Jerry" Boyer Memorial Award presentation that took place in Renton, WA.
"Frank Zangar has been the heart and soul of the NW Chapter of WSATI for decades.
Frankís career has reflected his interest in cars and his strong commitment to law enforcement. He began work for the Washington State Patrol (WSP) in June 1967, becoming a trooper in May 1968. He remained with the WSP until his retirement as a sergeant in 1993. In these 26 years, 15 of them were in the fields of auto-theft investigation and vehicle identification. But retirement did not slow him down or change his focus: he worked for the National Insurance Crime Bureau for 4 years, and subsequently began work with LoJack in January 2003 where he remains to this day.
In WSATI-NW, Frank is the person who gets things done. Heís the guy who will have the answer to most vehicle theft related questions, and heís the man who knows whom to contact in the unlikely event he does not have the answer. Frank has served as chapter president and vice-president, and even when heís not an officer, his voice, advice, and perspective help direct the chapterís activities. He is a resource not only for WSATI-NW members but also the larger IAATI community. His abilities and knowledge are not his greatest attributes, however. Frank is one of the nicest guys youíll ever meet, and he always has a smile and a laugh. You cannot do better than be in his company.
Every year, WSATI-NW presents the Jerry Boyer award
to a WSATI member who provides exceptional service to the IAATI community,
but our one rule is that we never give the award to one of our own.
This time, though, we decided to violate our own rule and present the award
to Frank. We could not think of a more deserving person, and we all
look forward to continuing to work with Frank for many more years to come."