Thursday, February 4, 2010

Department Awards to Recognize Citizens, Officers

After an armed man violently robbed a local coffee shop, Officer Daniel Awad didn’t hesitate to go after the man. As Officer Awad chased the robber down an alley, the man turned and fired his gun at Awad. Though he had no place to hide, Officer Awad didn’t falter, instead pursuing the man until he was caught.

For those selfless actions and in light of a great first year for the Department, Officer Daniel Awad will be honored as the Rookie of the Year.

Awards like these and commendations for community efforts and service to the Richmond Police Department will be recognized and honored at the Department’s Quarterly Awards Ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

The Department will also recognize the Precinct and Sector of the Year for having the largest crime reductions in 2009. Chief Bryan T. Norwood will give two Chief Citations for the hard work necessary to document and secure another 4-year term of Accreditation for the Department.

In addition to these awards, law enforcement officers from other agencies and civilian personnel will receive awards for their contributions to the Department.

“We like to take this opportunity to thank our officers and our citizens for all they do,” Chief Norwood said. “We want our officers and citizens to know that we appreciate all the hard work that makes this city and this community safer for all of us.”

To view the ceremony --