Award Recipients

2017 – Click here for photos.

  • Tom Stahl (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Beach Park Fire Protection District
  • Kevin Klincik (Firefighter/EMT)
    Newport Township Fire Protection District
  • Jordan Hook (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Fire Department
  • Nick Urbanik (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Zion Fire/Rescue Department
  • Deputy Timothy Fish
    Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • John M. Kusch (Officer and Dispatch Administrator)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Police Department
  • Officer Derek Zaloudek
    Zion Police Department

2016

  • Christian Samuels (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Beach Park Fire Protection District
  • Lt. Thomas Flader (Firefighter)
    Newport Township Fire Protection District
  • Christine Ward  (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Fire Department
  • IAFF Local 1999
    Zion Fire/Rescue Department
  • Deputy Justin Hill
    Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • K-9 Officer William Bogdala and K-9 Lando
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Police Department
  • Officer Nicholas W. Richards
    Zion Police Department

2015

  • Justin Biggs (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Zion Fire/Rescue Department
  • Josh Keene (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Newport Township Fire Protection District
  • Lt. Keenan Stone (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Fire Department
  • Christian Samuels (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Beach Park Fire Protection District
  • Sergeant Eric Barden
    Zion Police Department
  • Stephen Campobasso, Deputy Sheriff
    Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • Officer Adam Zeis
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Police Department

2014

  • Dane Costello (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Zion Fire/Rescue Department
  • Joe Hernandez (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Fire Department
  • Steve Huddleston (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Beach Park Fire Protection District
  • Officer Matthew Thornton
    Zion Police Department
  • Detective Christopher Willets
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Police Department

2013

  • Chris Arnold (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Zion Fire/Rescue Department
  • Nicholas Arzer (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Beach Park Fire Protection District
  • Jose Toledo (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Newport Township Fire Protection District
  • Lt. Eric Zack (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Fire Department
  • Detective Kenneth Vaughn
    Zion Police Department
  • Commander James Vepley
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Police Department

2012

  • Cory Conner (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Newport Township Fire Protection District
  • Shauna Haske (Firefighter)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Fire Department
  • Rick Reich (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Zion Fire/Rescue Department
  • Brian Santiago (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Beach Park Fire Protection District
  • Officer Robert Killebrew
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Police Department
  • Detective Michael Ware
    Zion Police Department

2011

  • Lt. Alan Eppers (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Zion Fire/Rescue Department
  • Gavin G. Hansen (Firefighter/EMT)
    Newport Township Fire Protection District
  • Brandon M. Martin (Engineer/Paramedic)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Fire Department
  • Pedro Samarripa (Engineer/Paramedic)
    Beach Park Fire Protection District
  • Michael I. Bitton (Director of Police Admin)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Police Department
  • Detective Paul Kehrli
    Zion Police Department

2010

  • Lt. Justin Stried (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Zion Fire/Rescue Department
  • Dominic Rodriguez (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Beach Park Fire Protection District
  • Lt. Eric Zack (Firefighter/Paramedic)
    Village of Winthrop Harbor Fire Department
  • Detective Kyle Helgesen
    Zion Police Department