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For Immediate Release No. 20130523-078
Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 Commendation Awards Luncheon and Ceremony

On Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 11:30 a.m., the Sacramento Police Foundation presented the Sacramento Police Department's 2013 Commendation Awards Luncheon and Ceremony at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West at 2200 Harvard Street. This year 27 recipients were honored.

The individuals who received awards were either directly responsible for the saving of a human life, for the performance of emergency medical aid to prolong a human life, or have performed effective, efficient, and valuable service to the Sacramento Police Department.

The Sacramento Police Department is proud to recognize its employees and community members who have gone above and beyond their duties in serving our community.

Bronze Medal of Valor- Officer Mike Blessing, Sergeant Greg Brown, Officer Gary Dahl, Officer Andy Davis, Officer Natalie Duckman,  Officer Todd Edgerton, Sergeant Adam Green, Officer Kevin Griffin, Lieutenant Dennis Joy, Sergeant John Lightfoot, Sergeant Mike Nichols, Officer Doug Rosin, Officer Michael Severi, Officer Ryan Trefethen, Officer Randall Van Dusen, Officer Ray Villegas, Officer Steve Walters

Life Saving Award – Dispatcher I Esther Beard, Officer Todd Cook, Officer Marc Milligan, Officer John Pullen, Officer Jeremy Ratcliffe, Officer Mark Redlich

Distinguished Service Award- Dispatcher II Shawn Gaynor

Professional Staff of the Year –Dispatcher II Sarah Kern

Volunteer of the Year – Volunteer Wilkie Liang

Business Partner of the Year – Arden Fair Mall


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