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Two Law Enforcement Academy graduates honored with Officer Robert German Endowed Memorial Award

(L-R) Tim German, Griffin Hebel, Courtney Ashworth, and Windermere Police Department Chief David Ogden.

Two Seminole State College Florida Law Enforcement Academy graduates were honored Thursday, August 18 with the Officer Robert German Endowed Memorial Award.

The award is in honor of fallen Windermere police officer Robert German who died in the line of duty on March 22, 2014.  German, known as “Robbie” to friends and family, was a 2007 graduate of the Criminal Justice Academy and a five-year veteran of the Windermere Police Department.

Courtney Ashworth and Griffin Hebel were given the awards during the College’s Criminal Justice Academy graduation ceremony.  

Hebel was recently sworn in as the newest officer at the Windermere Police Department.

Ashworth is in the process of joining the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

The Officer Robert German Endowed Memorial Award was created through the Foundation for Seminole State College by the German family.

Past winners of the Officer Robert German Endowed Memorial Award

  • Spencer McCranie                   May 2015 Night Class
  • Jeffery McNeal                       May 2015 Day Class
  • Jacob Allen                             August 2015 Night Class
  • Sherry Cook                            August 2015 Day Class  
  • Sean Krebs                              April 2016 Night Class
  • Melanie Tommasello               April 2016 Day Class  


Seminole State has been training Central Florida’s law enforcement professionals since 1969. A total of 40 students in two classes earned their law enforcement certificates this term and for the first time ever, one of the classes had a majority of female students.  

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