MERITORIOUS SERVICE

Awarded to an employee who displays exceptional dedication to duty in pursuit of a worthwhile objective, which required courage and is knowingly done with risk of injury.

RECIPIENTS

Officer Thomas J. Andrews
Officer David Armbruster
Officer Ali A. Bakhshi
Officer R. David Bejarano
Officer Aziz H. Brough
Sergeant Allan C. Butchart
Sergeant Kelly J. Copeland Jr.
Officer Chad Crenshaw
Lieutenant Charles D. Crow
Officer Bradley D. Elow
Sergeant Ralph Garcia
Officer Jennifer L. Gregory
Officer Buddy Johnson
Officer Kenneth Impellizeri
Detective Howard A. LaBore
Agent Phillip A. Martz Jr.
Officer Joel McMurrin
Officer Thomas K. O'Connell
Officer Daniel R. Plein
Detective Thomas Rey
Officer Mark Roode
Officer Brian Sanders
Officer Jerrad Schnautz
Lieutenant Adam T. Sharki
Officer Willis E. Short III
Detective Amalia K. Sidhu
Officer James E. Stevens
Sergeant Steven B. Spurlock
Sergeant Ernesto C. Salgado
Officer Cesar Solis
Officer Kelly S. Stewart
Officer Kenneth Verdone
CSO Vickey Workman

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE

Awarded to an employee for courageous, outstanding, or unusual performance of duty that is significantly beyond that normally expected and may be based on a single act or on exemplary work over an extended period of time.

RECIPIENTS

Officer Larry A. Adair
Detective Vincent J. Bales
Officer Sean A. Bannan
Detective Tracy Barr
Detective Jana M. Beard
Sergeant Mark Bennett
Officer Brian Bernard
Sergeant Stacee Botsford
Officer/Detective Ray Bowling (2)
Detective Daniel A. Burow
Detective Sergeant Christian Cameron
Officer Nicholas C. Casciola
Detective Rudy Castro
Officer Greg Clark
Captain Charles D. Crow (2)
Officer Rex Cole Jr.
Officer Eric W. Cooper
Detective John Davis
Officer Kenneth Davis
Detective Michael Day
Officer Ronald Featherly
Officer Leon E. Foucault
Det. Sergeant Thomas J. Giaquinto
Officer Kurt Grube (2)
Officer Christopher Harrison
Detective Christopher Haughy
Officer Bernice Herrera
Officer Randall Hill
Detective John Howard
Sergeant Joseph Howie
Officer Evan P. Hughes
Officer Laurence M. Ingraham
Detective David M. Iorillo   
Officer James Kistner
Detective Luke T. Johnson
Detective Howard LaBore (4)
Detective Christopher Leahy
Detective Jim Mackay
Officer David McGowan
Officer Lauren C. Milburn
Officer Michael Padgett
Sergeant Jacob M. Resch
Detective Susan M. Righthouse
Officer Ernesto C. Salgado
Sergeant Steven B. Spurlock
Officer Larry E. Turner
Detective Deannna Warrick
Detective Michael Weaver
Officer Ryan C. Welch
Officer Phanomsack Woodell
Officer Matthew T. Zdunich
Awarded to an employee who saves a life by direct action, such as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. No need for the act to be performed under conditions requiring bravery or exposure to danger. Recommendations for this award are usually accompanied by medical or eyewitness testimony.

RECIPIENTS

Officer Sean M. Aaland
Officer Donald K. Abbott (2)
Officer Matthew Alvernaz
Officer Thomas J. Andrews
Officer Brian Bernard
Officer Michael Boer
Officer Thomas R. Bostedt
Officer Russel Bristol
Officer Thomas Braund
Officer Aziz H. Brough
Officer Andrew W. Campbell
Officer Richard J. Carlson
Officer Edward Casamassima
Officer David J. Cavanaugh
Officer Robert Chorny
Officer Benton R. "Rick" Coulter
Officer Kevin P. Cummings
Officer Gordon S. Dickie
Officer Martin Duitz
Officer Charles Dunnigan
Officer Michael Flanagan
Officer Anna Freeby
Officer John F. Gleason
Officer Christopher R. Hays
Officer Mark S. Herring
Officer Paul T. Holman
Officer R. Burt Hulbert
Reserve Officer Quinton Kahawara
Officer James L. Kelly
Officer Cassie Kramer
Officer Alberto H. Leos
Reserve Officer Lee Louis
PEO Kim Lomack-George
Officer George N. Maglaras
Sgt. Stephen Margetts
Officer Sean M. Mariota
Officer Ralph Mauzy
Detective LeRoy McDowell
Officer James McGinley (2)
Officer Dionisio Medina III
Officer Robert Minton (5)
Lt. Larry Moratto
Officer James D. Morrison
Officer Jorge R. Nelson
Officer Richard Nerich IV
Officer Anthony Obregon
Officer Jesse M. Ochoa
Officer Richard Perkins
Sergeant William W. Pfahler
Officer Ricardo C. Pinon
Officer Roger D. Pison
Officer Carl Pira
Officer Jose L. Ramos
Officer Robert S. Revak
Officer Thomas Rey
Sergeant Ronald Riveroll
Officer David Root
Officer Ernesto C. Salgado
Officer Scott Shively
Officer Charles F. Slater
Officer Willis E. Short III
Officer David M. Sisto
Officer Charles Slater
Officer Yusuf F. Smith
Det. Sergeant Joseph G. Snarponis
Officer Greth D. Snyder
Officer Craig E. Speck
Officer James E. Stevens
Officer Carrie Thomas
Officer Michael Tracy
Officer Joel D. Van Proyen
Officer Dudley A. Ward
Officer Jerry Wiggins
Awarded when an employee, while in the line of duty, sustains a serious wound or great bodily injury inflicted by a hostile person. The Purple Heart may be awarded in conjunction with the Medal for Valor, Meritorious Service Award and Lifesaving Medal. These medals may be awarded posthumously.

RECIPIENTS

Officer Timothy J. Bell
Reserve Officer Quinton Kawahara
Officer Wade Irwin
Officer Donald S. Meeks
Officer Patrick Miller
Officer Gary E. Mitrovich
Sergeant David Ramirez
Officer Heather Seddon
Officer Mitchell Vitug
Officer Daniel Walters
Officer Frank M. Wilson
SDPD Medal for Valor recipients are members of the Police Museum Hall of Fame. Click the banner to visit the hall.
In recognition of service to the community, the San Diego Police Department has
established a series of awards.  The listed ranks reflect the status of the
member at the time of the award/incident.
















Awarded posthumously to an officer who in the performance of their duty and under honorable circumstances lost their life by a hostile person or during an act of bravery. The Police Cross may be awarded in conjunction with a Medal for Valor, Meritorious Service Award and Lifesaving Medal.

RECIPIENTS

Motorcycle Officer E.E. Campbell
Sergeant Oliver S. Hopkins
Patrolman Walter B. Holcomb
Motorcycle Officer Joseph S. Lee
Detective Charles R. Harris
Motorcycle Officer Robert Powers
Patrolman Robert B. McPerhson
Patrolman Edward J. Moore Jr.
Sergeant Thomas A. Keays
Motorcycle Officer Henry J. Goodrich
Patrolman Robert F. Bowers
Sergeant Harry Kay Jr.
Patrolman Michael J. Bushman
Sergeant Robert L. Everitt
Officer James P. Lewis
Patrolman James P. Lewis
Sergeant Freddie J. Edwards
Officer Denis W. Allen
Officer Archie C. Buggs
Officer Michael T. Anaya
Officer Dennis G. Gonzales
Officer Harry K. Tiffany
Officer Ronald R. Ebeltoft
Officer Kirk L. Johnson
Officer Timothy J. Ruopp
Officer Kimberly S. Tonahill
Agent Thomas E. Riggs
Officer Jerry L. Hartless
Officer Ronald W. Davis
Officer Gerald K. Griffin
Officer Terry W. Bennett
Officer Christopher A. Wilson
Officer Jeremy N. Henwood
Officer Jonathan D. DeGuzman
LIFESAVING
PURPLE HEART
POLICE CROSS