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Lima Police Department detective Steve Stechschulte was named "Outstanding Peace Officer of the Year" by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association. The award was presented by Allen County Prosecutor Juergen Waldwick who is the 2020 OPAA president. Stechschulte has been in law enforcement for nearly 30 years and a detective for nearly 15 years. The award comes on the heels of a case Stechschulte helped convict Eric Wilson Jr. Wilson was the first person in the county convicted of participating in a criminal gang.