Suthers will present the "Excellence in Law Enforcement Award" to Master Sergeant Larry "Benny" Bennington on Nov. 7.

"He embodies the spirit of the award and exemplifies the very best in the state's law enforcement community," Suthers said.

Bennington was nominated by Arvada Chief Don Wick.

"His integrity has never been questioned, and his love of service is clearly demonstrated with every shift," Wick said.

Bennington is a 42-year veteran of the Arvada Police Department.

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