Sgt Rick Bens was presented with the Lebanon Optimist 2013 Respect for Law Officer of the Year at the May 13th Luncheon. The Lebanon Optimist Club honors an officer chosen by their peers in conjunction with National Police Week each May. The club hosts members of the Lebanon Police Department and city officials at the award luncheon. Sgt Bens has been with the Lebanon force 33 years. Pictured above from left to right are Sgt. Rick Bens, his wife, and Optimist Club President Marcia Collopy.