*Initially unknown to me, my wife, Julie, submitted this nomination. She finally asked me to check it for accuracy before final submission. All thanks to my wonderful wife.
Retiree of the Year
Michigan State Police Director Col. Joe Gasper is pleased to announce Insp. Joe Koenig (Ret.) as the 2020 Retiree of the Year.
The Ernest W. Banning Memorial Retiree of the Year Award is presented annually to a retired enforcement or civilian member of the department who has received a regular, duty disability, non-duty disability, or fully-vested retirement from the department.
Inspector Koenig has selflessly sought justice for those wrongly convicted, volunteering his time working with the University of Michigan based Innocence Project since 2015. Additionally, Inspector Koenig has authored two books on forensic linguistics and published several articles for professional magazines proudly displaying and promoting the work of the Michigan State Police.
Inspector Koenig will be invited to participate in an upcoming virtual Recognition Ceremony.