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
1960- Officer James D. Finch
Rescue of three persons from a burning building in Takoma Park, Maryland
1967- Officer Carl R. Holmberg
Rescue of a woman from the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C.
1967- Officer Kenneth Cornwell
Rescue of a citizen from the Potomac River
1969-Officer Louis Robinson
Rescue of a Metropolitan Police Sergeant
1971-Officer Raymond L. Hawkins
Shot while attempting to stop an armed robbery in progress, Marlow Heights,
Prince George County Maryland.
1971-Officer Henderson Kea
Wounded while attempting to stop an armed robbery in progress,
Prince Georges County, Maryland
1973-Sergeant Stephen G. Livesay
Rescue of a woman from Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.
1975-Officer Willie M. Blount
Attempted to stop armed robbery/hostage taken
1976-Officer Hugh C. Irwin and Officer Earl Cronin
Rescue of woman from the Potomac River
1978-Officer Steven S. Prickett
Rescue of adult and child from the surf at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California
1978-Officer Albert F. Jez
Rescue of a citizen from a residential fire on South Capital Street, Washington, DC
1978-Officer Jacqueline A. Anderson
Undercover Stakeout-Confronted by rapist with a knife, Washington, D.C.
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
1981-Officer John P. Farrell
Rescue of four persons from Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.
1982-Officer Donald W. Usher and Officer Melvin E. Windsor
Air Florida Flight 90 rescue 14th Street Bridge, Washington, D.C.
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.
1984-Officer Richard J. Murphy
Rescue of citizen from a burning truck that exploded, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
1986-Officer Richard Deriso
Rescue of a Citizen from Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.
1988-Sergeant John Damadio and Sergeant John Farrell
Rescue of citizens during a gas station fire
1989-Officer Charles W. Herrera
Attempted rescue of a citizen in Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.
Officer Rachel R. Luce
Officer Michael J. Falzone
Officer Raymond M. Rapp
Officer Norman S. Hinson
Officer Lisa Dunlap
The San Francisco California Earthquake
1990-Officer Katherine P. Heller
Lifesaving- Shooting in Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.
1990-Sgt David Duffey and Officer William Lovegrove
Rescue of citizens - Glen Echo Flood, Montgomery County, Maryland
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
1994-Officer James A. Watson
Shootout with armed homicide suspect, Washington, D.C.
1995-Officer Steven J. Battista
Rescue of a citizen from a burning building, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1996-Lieutenant Michael Fellner
Rescue of two citizens from the surf at Jacob Riis Park, New York
1996- Sergeant Warren C. Boyer and Officer Patrick J. Fouty
Suicide prevention, rescue of a child, Marin Headlands, Marin County, California
1997- Detective Renee M. Abt
Rescue of two citizens from a burning vehicle, Washington, D.C.
1997-Officer Jeffrey D. Muller
Rescue of a woman from the Anacostia River, Washington, D.C.
2000-Officer Robert L. Freeman and Officer Kevin J. Nieves, Wounded
Shootout on the Suitland Pkwy, Prince Georges County, Maryland
2001-Major Thomas G. Pellinger
Ocean rescue of five children, Pompano Beach, Florida
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