Officer John Wright was selected as UIPD's Employee of the Month in November 2018 for his outstanding work and the compassion he showed in responding to a call from a victim of a sex crime. Officer Wright was dispatched to a campus building to help someone who had reported an indecent exposure incident. It was reported that a man, who was later arrested, had exposed himself to a U. of I. student who was studying. Officer Wright stood by with the student while the offender was being apprehended and showed compassion in providing emotional support and resources following a traumatic incident. Officer Wright also made a follow-up call to the student to check up. Sex crimes like this indecent exposure incident take a huge mental and emotional toll on a person. While we cannot provide specifics about all Officer Wright did in this incident to help the student, he went above and beyond to ensure that a student in need received the all the resources needed.