Sergeant Jeff Wenhart of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department was recently honored, for the second year in a row, at the Wake County Exchange Club’s Law Enforcement Recognition banquet for Outstanding Performance and Service. He was among four outstanding officers that received the honor.
This year, Wenhart is being recognized for a heroic act that took place last June when a mother entered the FVPD and advised the dispatcher on duty that her 11-month-old daughter had stopped breathing. Prior to EMS arriving, Sergeant Wenhart began CPR and saved the child’s life. EMS transported the child to the hospital. Thanks to the selfless, heroic acts of Sergeant Wenhart, the child is alive and well today.
Sergeant Wenhart has been a dedicated officer in Fuquay-Varina since 2005. Wenhart came to Fuquay-Varina as a Patrol Officer and ascended to the rank of Sergeant, working as an investigator. His distinguished law career includes work at the Kwajalein Atoll Police Department and the Rocky Mount Police Department. Wenhart attended NC State to study Sociology and Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the Wake Technical Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. He lives in Fuquay-Varina.