On Aug. 29, 2016 at the Ormond Beach Police Department, Michelle Gaden was promoted to sergeant.
Sgt. Gaden said she was influenced by her grandfather and cousins who were police officers and her interest started at an early age.
“I took care of people in high school like I was a police officer,” she said.
She was always interested in criminology and has a bachelor’s degree in the subject from Florida State University. She started at OBPD in 2002 as a community service officer and became a police officer in 2003. In 2013, she was temporarily assigned as manager of the accreditation process.
We honor you, Michelle Gaden.