YANKTON, SD — A group of Yankton, South Dakota police officers are being recognized for their heroic efforts.Officers Jeremy McNinch, Monty Rothenberger, Rob Buechler, and Corporal Brad Parker have received the first ever South Dakota Police Officer of the Year awards.The South Dakota Police Chiefs Association honored these men for rescuing a woman from the Missouri River. The association created the award for law enforcement officers below the rank of chief, sheriff, or director who demonstrate the ideals of the industry.
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