We're ready for a new year and a new Rockford's #1 category!

This time around we are looking for Rockford's #1 Police Officer.

January 9 was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day so it's the perfect time to hear about all of the great police officers in the Rockford area.

While we love the Rockford Police Department, this contest is not limited to the RPD, anyone in the 97ZOK listening area can be nominated as long as they are a current police officer.

Congratulations to our winner, Rob Washo! He won with over 14,000 votes.

One woman who shared the voting page on Facebook is Samantha Kelly saying, 'Rob Washo is in the top 5 please vote for him!! He is a huge reason why i am still pursuing a career in law enforcement!! I look up to him so much and he deserves this!!'

Congratulations to Michelle Johnson, Rockford's #1 Bartender!

Also, Congratulations to Tam Woodrow, Rockford's #1 Make-up artist!

Also congrats to Mr. Flanagan, Rockford's #1 Principal, our October winner!

Additional congratulations to Rockford's #1 Firefighter, JR Cantu!

Also to Rockford's #1 Restaurant Server, Alex Treu.

As well as Rockford's #1 Tattoo Artist, Shawn Heaton.

And Rockford's #1 Wedding Planer, Tia Lasswell.

Catch Midday Michelle on 97 ZOK from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.