MPD Awards Dinner and the Seeger Community Award

Honor to Spare

This year’s Milton Police Awards Dinner featured recognition aplenty, as always. Those gathered heard stories of bravery and commitment on the part of our Milton Police officers, sometimes in detail that reminded us that police work requires a special person, and police work done well requires exactly what we have in Milton: Our MPD officers.

In future editions of the MPF blog, we’ll highlight what we heard about our police force that evening. We’ll also revisit the extraordinary tale of a genuine local hero. For this edition, however, we’ll touch on a well-deserved recognition presented that evening to our own Mary Tompkins: The first-ever Seeger Community Award.

While Mary is certainly a member of the Milton Police Department board, her name of the very first Seeger Community Award plaque goes beyond her highly-valued contribution to our group.

The blog asked Milton Police Department president Katrina Asay, to explain the award and the decision to choose Mary as its first recipient.

She responded: “The award is called ‘The Seeger Community Award’ awarded for service to the community that is above and beyond. It is in honor of Sara Seeger, owner of Fife Flowers who died unexpectedly last summer. Her brother, Mike Seeger is the other owner of the flower shop and was gracious enough to give us permission to name this award after Sara. Mary has been an active part of our community since she moved her and bought Dave’s about 8-10 years ago. She serves on the City of Milton Events Committee which is very time-consuming as well as the MPF as a charter member. She always opens up her restaurant for fundraisers to anyone in the community that is in need and has raised thousands for them. She has had a big impact in our small community and has made Dave’s a central meeting place for the community.”

Thanks, as always, to Julie Watts for these photos.

Mike Seeger, brother of the late Sara Seeger and Katrina Asay present the Seeger Award to an obviously-touched Mary Tompkins.


Photo: Julie Watts


Awards Dinner attendees react to Mary’s Seeger Community Award presentation.


Photo: Julie Watts


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