Law and Public Safety

Law and Public Safety

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart Award - may be awarded by the Board of Police Commissioners to a Department employee for a serious injury in the line of duty as a result of an action that was not the fault of the employee. Officers given this award receive:

Gold Medal
Purple Breast Bar/Purple Lapel Pin
Certificate
Purple Heart Award

Recipients

(as of July 11, 2014)

    2010

    Lieutenant Charles C. Molla - May 7, 2010
    Police Officer Robert Kircher - November 18, 2010

    2007

    Police Officer Sean Haefeli - January 17, 2007
    Security Officer Wade Dillon - July 18, 2007

    2006

    Police Officer Marc Beiner - January 18, 2006
    Police Officer Brett Belcher - March 15, 2006
    Police Officer William Biesiada - November 15, 2006

    2005

    Police Officer James Morgan - February 16, 2005
    Police Officer Allen Williams - February 16, 2005
    Police Officer Donald Hutson - May 6, 2005
    Police Officer Alexander Fisher - July 20, 2005
    Police Officer Timothy Harrison - October 26, 2005
    Police Officer David Edwards - December 21, 2005

    2004

    Police Officer Russell Bono - September 15, 2004
    Police Officer Christopher Ormerod - October 20, 2004

    2003

    Police Officer Steven Steen - August 13, 2003
    Police Officer Edward Burke - October 27, 2003
    Police Officer Timothy Burke - October 27, 2003
    Police Officer Kevin Lane - October 27, 2003

    2002

    Police Officer Raymond Cato - January 3, 2002
    Police Officer Jeffrey Parsons - January 3, 2002
    Detective Clay Peeler - March 5, 2002
    Detective Mark Houston - May 10, 2002
    Sergeant Robert Stipsits - August 20, 2002
    Police Officer Donald Tracy - August 20, 2002

    2001

    Sergeant David Ryan - February 7, 2001
    Police Officer Michael Torizzo - February 7, 2001
    Sergeant Karl Bulla - March 29, 2001
    Police Officer Karen Berra - March 29, 2001
    Police Officer Charles Lipka - March 29, 2001
    Police Officer Donald Trentham - May 9, 2001
    Police Officer Joseph Brandt - May 18, 2001
    Lieutenant Lawrence Stulce - June 26, 2001
    Police Officer Paul Hoggatt - June 26, 2001
    Police Officer Patrice Mullins - June 26, 2001
    Police Officer David Kopfensteiner - August 17, 2001

    2000 - inc. some recognizing earlier injuries

    Police Officer Michael Amrein - January 12, 2000
    Police Officer Norman Campbell - January 12, 2000
    Police Officer Charles Stark - January 12, 2000
    Lieutenant Jeffrey Bader - February 29, 2000
    Sergeant George Basler - February 29, 2000
    Sergeant Kenneth Heyer - February 29, 2000
    Sergeant Thomas Klekamp - April 18, 2000
    Police Officer Timothy Burke - April 18, 2000
    Captain Jack Webb - April 18, 2000
    Police Officer Michael Reifschneider - June 21, 2000
    Police Officer Timothy Tanner - June 21, 2000
    Captain Robert Young - June 21, 2000
    Captain Gary Crews - September 6, 2000
    Police Officer Matthew O'Neill - November 8, 2000
    Police Officer Michael Reis - November 8, 2000
    Police Officer Kevin Stevener - November 8, 2000

    1999 - recognizing earlier injuries

    Major David Pudlowski - October 19, 1999
    Sergeant Gerald Brindell - October 19, 1999
    Sergeant Joe McMahan - October 19, 1999
    Police Officer Kenneth Brudek - October 19, 1999
    Police Officer Paul Chambers - October 19, 1999
    Police Officer William Johnson - October 19, 1999
    Police Officer Kenneth Wilds - October 19, 1999
    Sergeant John Rakonick - December 14, 1999
    Police Officer Gary Wuest - December 14, 1999


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