August 28, 2014, Washington, DC - The Capital Area Chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association is seeking nominations for its 11th annual Theodore Roosevelt® Police Award. The Theodore Roosevelt® Police Award honors a deserving law enforcement officer who has overcome a serious handicap, illness, or injury and continues to render outstanding and praiseworthy service to his or her department. The Police Chiefs Committee of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has endorsed this award.
The Theodore Roosevelt® Police Award will be presented in a formal ceremony this fall. It includes a $1,000 cash prize*, a 10-inch bust of Theodore Roosevelt, a ribbon medal and a commendation bar for the officer’s uniform. In addition, the officer’s name will be engraved on a plaque that will be displayed at his or her department headquarters.
To be eligible for consideration, the individual must be a full-time employee of a federal, state or local law enforcement agency in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and must have experienced a serious physical handicap, illness or injury and returned to work. The injury or illness could have occurred prior to entering the police force; an injury may have taken place while off-duty. The individual must be in good standing with his or her department and displayed exemplary service after returning to work. Individuals nominated for the award previously but not selected may be re-nominated.
Nominations must be endorsed by the individual’s commanding officer and department chief and should include a detailed description of the nominee’s handicap, illness, or injury, efforts to overcome the adversity, accomplishments, service record, dates of appointment and assignments. Nominations must be made online by September 30, 2014.
A copy of the program honoring our 2013 recipient, Lieutenant Kim Doran, of the Fairfax County Police Department, is available online.
The Theodore Roosevelt Association is a national non-profit historical society and public service organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory and ideals of Theodore Roosevelt, who was 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Founded in 1919 and chartered by Congress in 1920, the TRA has members in all 50 states, and membership is open to all. The Capital Area Chapter was formed in 2003.
The TRA established the Theodore Roosevelt® Police Award to honor TR’s distinguished service as president of the Board of Police Commissioners of New York City from 1895 to 1897, and in recognition of his lifelong admiration for the police. He rose to that post—and a life of public service—after overcoming debilitating illness in his youth. The Capital Area Chapter’s Award joins those in other cities/regions, including New York City, Boston, Western New York State and Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York).
More information about the Theodore Roosevelt Association is available at www.theodoreroosevelt.org.
The Capital Area Chapter Theodore Roosevelt® Police Award is generously supported by Motorola Solutions
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