Police and Civilian Awardees for 2017

(For acts performed or adjudicated in 2016)  

POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Given in recognition of an outstanding officer whose actions exceed expectations after having been injured, faced imminent personal hazards to life above and beyond the call of duty, and demonstrated courage in dangerous or emergency conditions which resulted in the successful resolution of the situation.


Officer Jason Falconer, Avon PD


RICHARD W. SCHALLER AWARD

Presented to  who are active and respected in their communities and have had a statewide impact on policing.


Chief Mike Glodstein, Plymouth PD             Chief John Harrington, Metro Transit PD


Chief Paul Schnell, Maplewood PD


MEDAL OF HONOR AWARD

Awarded for actions in a single event which demonstrate bravery, heroism and/or self-sacrifice; clearly distinguishing the individual for gallantry and bravery under life-threatening circumstances.


                                       Officer Matt Paavola, Wyoming PD            Officers Quincy Grabau and Steve Larson, Plymouth PD


            Dpt. Ron Hensinger, Stevens County SO      Officers Alison Burstein and Michael Reuss
                                                                                Lt. Nathan Tennessen, Eagan PD


LIFESAVING AWARD

Awarded for a single act in which the officer displayed extraordinary performance in his/her duty to save the life of a person that would have likely died if not for the action of the officer.
Officers Eric Burman and Alex Schilke, East Grand Forks PD, Officer Eliott Draz, Starbuck PD,
Officer Joshua Klaseus, St. Peter PD, Sgt. Jim Ousley Bloomington PD
 

CITIZEN'S VALOR AWARD

Presented to a citizen who voluntarily puts his safety at risk to aid a police officer or fellow citizen during a criminal act or life-threatening situation


Keith A. Holst, Red Wing                    Michael Scheffert, Montgomery


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Awarded for outstanding achievement

Sgt Andy Morgan, Grand Rapids PD
Bemidji PD and BCA

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Awarded for exceptional achievement and extraordinary valor, service, professionalism and leadership.

Officer Max Yakovlev, Burnsville PD