John Slaughter, Mohave County Sheriff's Office deputy and president of Mohave Lodge 16 of the Fraternal Order of Police, was nominated by his fellow members for the yearly Charles "Sammy" Samuels State award. At the Arizona State Conference held in Prescott recently, he was announced as the 2009 choice of this prestigious honor. John was presented a beautiful glass trophy and a check for $500. In attendance also with Mr. Slaughter were (on the left) Jean Bishop, lodge secretary, and Mary Foster, lodge treasurer.