Captain Doug Watson with the Winchester Police Department is being recognized for his contributions to the community. On May 4th, the Winchester Elks Lodge #867 presented Watson with the Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award. The award, presented to a member of the community each year, recognizes someone who shows leadership in the community and is an all-around good citizen.
If there is anybody who embodies the motto ‘protect and serve’, it’s Doug Watson, “said John Rosenberger II, Exalted Ruler of the Winchester Elks Lodge #867.
For the last several years, he has served as the police department’s point-person for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. “The Festival Volunteers like to call him Captain Apple Blossom! He is very kind, and very bright, and he truly worries about the welfare of the citizens of our community, and the welfare of the visitors to our community,” Rosenberger said.
Watson joined the Winchester Police Department in 2001 and currently serves as Captain of the Patrol Division.