Class of 2012 Honorees

In 2012, 17 men and women were nominated by their respective departments and selected by a panel of community members and public safety representatives. 

Douglas County Sheriff
Bissey Silver Medal of Valor

April 2012 Averted Attempted Suicide

Bradley F. Bissey
Deputy

Joey Frost bronze medal

June 2012 Cardiac Arrest Responder

Joey Frost
Deputy

Kristen Dymacek bronze medal

June 2012 Cardiac Arrest Responder

Kristen Dymacek
Deputy

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
Nicholas Simon Silver Medal of Valor

August 2012 Assisted Choking Co-Worker

Nicholas Simon
Rank: Engineer

Lawrence Police Department
Trent McKinley Silver Medal of Valor

November 2011 Domestic Disturbance Response

Trent McKinley
Sergeant - Community Services Division - Public Affairs Office
21 years of service

Samuel Hiatt bronze medal

November 2011 Domestic Disturbance Response

Samuel Hiatt
Patrol Officer
4 years of service


Tina Shambaugh bronze medal

August 2012 Emergency Response and CPR

Tina Shambaugh
Patrol Officer
16 years of service

Tracy Russell bronze medal

August 2012 Emergency Response and CPR

Tracy Russell
Patrol Officer
21 years of service

Leo Souders bronze medal

August 2012 Emergency Response and CPR

Leo Souders
Patrol Officer
14 years of service

Charles Stewart bronze medal

May 2012 Emergency Response and CPR

Charles Stewart
Patrol Officer
11 years of service

Anthony Brixius bronze medal

September 2012 Averted Suicide Attempt

Anthony Brixius
Sergeant
9 years of service

Stephen Ramsdell bronze medal

September 2012 Averted Suicide Attempt

Stephen Ramsdell
Officer
3 years of service

Gross bronze medal

September 2012 Averted Suicide Attempt

Shawn Gross
Officer
4 years of service

Susan Hadl bronze medal

May 2011 Disarmed Dangerous Subject

Susan Hadl
Sergeant (retired)
31 years of service

Stephen Ramsdell bronze medal

May 2011 Disarmed Dangerous Subject

Stephen Ramsdell
Patrol Officer
3 years of service

Steven Verbanic bronze medal

May 2011 Disarmed Dangerous Subject

Steven Verbanic
Officer - Information Technology Division
17 years of service

Anglin bronze medal

May 2011 Disarmed Dangerous Subject

Sutagee Anglin
Patrol Officer
8 years of service

adam welch bronze medal

May 2011 Disarmed Dangerous Subject

Adam Welch
Patrol Officer
5 years of service