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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Volunteer of the Year 2016

Caroline Cote

Caroline Cote began as a summer intern in May of 2015 and was immediately thrust into a months' long project, helping to plan and produce the Lincoln Police Department's Legacy Book. On Caroline's first day, she was tasked with processing department employees through the system for individual photo sessions, utilizing a relatively new computer program not yet familiar to the photography company which owned it, scheduling photos of over five hundred department employees that she had never seen before.

Caroline's outgoing personality and eagerness to learn were definite advantages to her during this process, which demanded a daily review of the photo schedules, contacting employees to reschedule then updating, printing and disseminating the following day's schedule. The department was given six days to work with the outside photographers in order to complete this portion of the Legacy Book project. This demanded long work days during the week and on the weekends, yet through Caroline's invaluable assistance, the schedule came together and all the required tasks were completed within the allotted time frame.

The next daunting task for Caroline involved setting up over three thousand electronic files of former Lincoln Police Department employees and scanning all available photos of them into their individual files.

Caroline was a dedicated, hard worker during her internship with the Lincoln Police Department and although her assignment here was relatively short, her assistance was greatly appreciated and her accomplishments have helped preserve a significant portion of LPD history.