Byline: The Log Staff
SAN DIEGO — Detective Michael Dye, a seven-year San Diego Harbor Police officer, has been named the Port of San Diego’s 2013 Harbor Police Officer of the Year.
Dye earned the department’s highest honor for his role in several of the city’s prominent cases, according to the port.
“Michael Dye has distinguished himself from among many talented men and women who serve in the Harbor Police Department,” said Harbor Police Chief John Bolduc.
“This well-deserved honor speaks to Detective Dye’s diligence and competence in his field.”
In his work, Dye helped apprehend thieves responsible for hotel room burglaries and thefts at San Diego International Airport. His investigations resulted in convictions and the return of thousands of dollars’ worth of property.
He was also instrumental in assisting federal prosecutors in convicting two suspects in a human trafficking ring, which resulted in the release of an underage female, according to the port.
Dye’s contributions to the department also include auto and boat patrol and work at the airport. He was assigned to the Investigations Unit in September 2012, where he serves as a background investigator, crisis negotiator, weapons training unit instructor and terrorism liaison officer.