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Tribute to Medal of Valor Recipients

Citations of Valor are presented to Officers who have demonstrated unusual courage 

involving a high degree of personal risk in the face of great danger.

 

   1960- Officer Frank E. Papuga

Stopping a runaway truck

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1960- Officer James D. Finch

Rescue of three persons from a burning building in Takoma Park, Maryland

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1967- Officer Carl R. Holmberg

Rescue of a woman from the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C.

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1967- Officer Kenneth Cornwell

Rescue of a citizen from the Potomac River

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1969-Officer Louis Robinson

Rescue of a Metropolitan Police Sergeant

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1971-Officer Raymond L. Hawkins

Shot while attempting to stop an armed robbery in progress, Marlow Heights,

Prince George County Maryland.

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1971-Officer Henderson Kea

Wounded while attempting to stop an armed robbery in progress,

Prince Georges County, Maryland

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1973-Sergeant  Stephen G. Livesay

Rescue of a woman from Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.

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1975-Officer Willie M. Blount

Attempted to stop armed robbery/hostage taken

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1976-Officer Hugh C. Irwin and Officer Earl Cronin

Rescue of woman from the Potomac River

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1978-Officer Steven S. Prickett

Rescue of adult and child from the surf at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

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1978-Officer Albert F. Jez

Rescue of a citizen from a residential fire on South Capital Street, Washington, DC

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1978-Officer Jacqueline A. Anderson

Undercover Stakeout-Confronted by rapist with a knife, Washington, D.C.

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1979-Officer Chester M. Hendrickson

Rescue of a woman from the Anacostia River, Washington, D.C.                                                           *                                                          

1980-Officer Phillip W. Cholak

Rescue of Officer Ray Meeks from burning police cruiser

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1981-Officer John P. Farrell

Rescue of four persons from Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.

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1982-Officer Donald W. Usher and Officer Melvin E. Windsor

Air Florida Flight 90 rescue 14th Street Bridge, Washington, D.C.

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1982

Major William W. McQueeney

Lieutenant Ronald F. Miller

Sergeant Herman Cooper

Detective Thomas P. Moyer

Officer Robert M. Chesley

Officer Donald P. Jelinek

Officer Frederick R. Howard

The Siege of the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

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1984-Officer Richard J. Murphy

Rescue of citizen from a burning truck that exploded, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

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1986-Officer Richard Deriso

Rescue of a Citizen from Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.

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1988-Sergeant John Damadio and Sergeant John Farrell

Rescue of citizens during a gas station fire

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1989-Officer Charles W. Herrera

Attempted rescue of a citizen in Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.

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1989

Officer Rachel R. Luce

Officer Michael J. Falzone

Officer Raymond M. Rapp

Officer Norman S. Hinson

Officer Lisa Dunlap

The San Francisco California Earthquake

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1990-Officer Katherine P. Heller

Lifesaving- Shooting in Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.

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1990-Sgt  David Duffey and Officer William Lovegrove

Rescue of citizens - Glen Echo Flood, Montgomery County, Maryland  

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             1993                 

    Officer Daniel McFadden

Officer John Lauro

Officer David P. Somma

Officer Patrick Broderick

Officer Steven Divivier

Officer Michael L. Lanfranchi

The Golden Venture Ship Rescue, Fort Tilden, New York 

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1994-Officer James A. Watson

Shootout with armed homicide suspect, Washington, D.C.

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1995-Officer Steven J. Battista

Rescue of a citizen from a burning building, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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1996-Lieutenant Michael Fellner

Rescue of two citizens from the surf at Jacob Riis Park, New York

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1996- Sergeant Warren C. Boyer and Officer Patrick J. Fouty

Suicide prevention, rescue of a child, Marin Headlands, Marin County, California

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1997- Detective Renee M. Abt

Rescue of two citizens from a burning vehicle, Washington, D.C.

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1997-Officer Jeffrey D. Muller

Rescue of a woman from the Anacostia River, Washington, D.C.

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2000-Officer Robert L. Freeman and Officer Kevin J. Nieves, Wounded

Shootout on the Suitland Pkwy, Prince Georges County, Maryland

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2001-Major Thomas G. Pellinger

Ocean rescue of five children, Pompano Beach, Florida

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 2014-Officer Eric Cole

Confronting and stopping a murder suspect, San Francisco, California

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2014-Officer Carl Hoitt

Confronting and Stopping Active Shooter, Washington Navy Yard, D.C.

2014-TOP COPS Awards, National Association of Police Organizations

2014-TOP COP Award, National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Socities

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2014-Officer Andrew Wong

Confronting and Stopping Active Shooter, Washington Navy Yard, D.C.

2014-TOP COPS Awards, National Association of Police Organizations

2014-TOP COP Award, National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Socities

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2014-Awards of Merit - Responding to Active Shooter, Washington Navy Yard, D.C.

Captain Phil Beck

Lieutenant Robert LaChance

Sergeant Jeff Bloch

Seargeant Kenneth Burchell

Seargeant Matthew D'Onofrio

Seargeant Jeffrey Jarboe

Sergeant Michael Johnson

Sergeant Timothy McMorrow

Sergeant David Tolson

Sergeant Adam Zielinkski

Detective Wayne Humberson

Investigator Peter Ward

Officer Jeff Bartlett

Officer Matthew Cooney

Officer Ernest Eclipse

Officer Jack Edington

Officer Ciben Edwards

Officer Michael Fermaint

Officer Daniel Glendinning

Officer Chirstopher Gogarty

Officer Chad Gordon

Office Angelo Herron

Officer Joshua Knotts

Officer David Lamond

Officer Heidi Nielsen

Officer Michael Ocetnik

Officer Robert Zarger

 

 

 

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