2018 TOP COPS Awards®

 

About TOP COPS®

NAPO Top CopsEach year since 1994 NAPO has presented the TOP COPS Awards® Ceremony.  The purpose of the TOP COPS Awards® is to educate the American public about our nation’s heroes and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers in federal, state, county, tribal and local agencies from across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty during the preceding year. Our TOP COPS are nominated by fellow officers. An independent Awards Selection Committee comprised of national law enforcement representatives select, from hundreds of nominations, one TOP COP case from each of the 50 States and U.S. territories. Officers from the top ten cases are selected as our TOP COPS Award® Winners. In each remaining state, one case has been selected for which the officer(s) will receive an Honorable Mention award.

 

 

Congratulations to all our
2018 Top Cops Award Winners!

 Please visit our Top Cops event page for information on
scheduling, tickets, flights, hotels.

 

The 26th Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner

will be held on Monday, May 12, 2019
 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
in conjunction with the celebration of National Police Week.

 

 

We are now accepting 2019 Top Cops Nomination Forms

 

Tickets for the Awards Dinner
must be purchased in advance.
This event sells out!
 



 

 

2018 TOP COPS

FLORIDA

Miami-Dade Police Department

Detective Terence A. White Sr.
Detective Charles L. Woods

MONTANA

Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement

Sergeant Tim Berger
Lieutenant John O'Brien 
Officer Rich O'Brien

Montana Highway Patrol

Trooper Thomas Gill
Trooper Timothy R. Wyckoff

Powell County Sheriff Department

Deputy Austin Micu

NEVADA

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo
Sergeant Josh Bitsko
Sergeant Greg Everett
SWAT Officer Levi Hancock
Officer Richard Golgart
Officer Casey Clarkson
Officer Brady Cook

NEW JERSEY

Atlantic City Police Department

Detective Thomas McCabe
Officer Josh L. Vadell

 

NEW YORK

New York City Police Department

Detective Joseph Ayala
Sergeant Keith Bryan

Port Authority Police Bus Terminal Command

Police Officer Jack Collins
Police Officer Anthony Estevez
Police Officer Sean Gallagher
Police Officer Anthony Manfredini
Police Officer Drew M. Preston
Sergeant Hector Martinez
Sergeant Victor R.Talamini
Lieutenant Miriam Rubio

OHIO

Englewood Police Department

Patrol Officer Tim Corcoran

TEXAS

San Antonio Police Department

Patrolmen Julio Cavazos

VIRGINIA

Alexandria Police Department

Officer Nicole A. Battaglia
Officer Alexander Jensen
Officer Kevin Jobe

United States Capitol Police 
Special Agent David J. Bailey
Special Agent Crystal J. Griner

WISCONSIN

Everest Metro Police Department

Detective Sergeant Dan Goff
Detective Leah K. Long

2018 HONORABLE MENTIONS

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Metropolitan Police Department of District of Columbia

Officer James Albright
Officer Gunther Hashida
Officer Andrew Chan
Officer James Jacobs
Officer Samuel Modlin
Officer Sapan Patel
Officer Joseph Prendergast
Officer Terrence Welsh

ALABAMA

U.S. Marshalls Service

Task Force Officer Beau Bartel

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Task Force Officer Timothy Sandlin

Mobile County Sheriff's Office

Force Officer Jonathan Calametti
Task Force Officer James Gazzier
Task Force Officer Glen Gazzier
Task Force Officer Joseph Pica
Task Force Officer Joseph Goff

ARIZONA

Mesa Police Department

Officer Steven Hash

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles Police Department

Officer Jonathan Adamson
Officer Nathaniel Beck
Officer Sonia Colavita
Officer Gregorio De La Rosa
Officer Aaron Harrington
Officer Patrick Hassell
Sergeant Michael Knoke
Officer Jesse Lopez
Officer Jeremy Paiz
Officer Jacob Rice
Officer Daniel Strojny
Officer David Sweet
Officer Alex Zamora

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Department of Corrections

Captain Craig Burnett

New Haven Police Department

Detective Paul D'Andrea
Lieutenant Karl Jacobson
Detective Martin Podsiad 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

Senior Special Agent Daniel Prather
Special Agent Scott Riordan

FLORIDA

Pasco Sheriff's Office

K-9 Deputy Nicholas Carmack
Deputy Michael Sudler

GEORGIA

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

Special Agent Lee C. Hoover

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department

Sergeant Samuel H. Hunt III
Corporal Michael Dean Dobson

ILLINOIS

Chicago Police Department

Officer Martin Hernandez
Officer Joel Lopez

INDIANA

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Sergeant Matthew Morgan

KENTUCKY

Transylvania University Police

Chief Gregg Murachick

MARYLAND

Baltimore County Police Department

Officer First Class Tyler E. Carver
Detective Roy P. Gibbs
Officer First Class Gary W. Leary
Officer First Class Andrew W. Minton
Officer First Class Jacqueline Monteleone
Officer First Class Shelby L. Pace 
Officer First Class Erica A. Slocum
Officer First Class Roger G. Young

MICHIGAN

Detroit Police Department

Officer Brian Gadwell
Officer Steven Rauser

NEW YORK

New York City Police Department

Police Officer John Hasiotis
Police Officer Kevin McGinn
Police Officer Ryan Nash
Police Officer Micheal Welsome

NORTH CAROLINA

Gastonia Police Department

Detective Heather Houser
Detective Adam Wilson

PENNSYLAVANIA

Philadelphia Police Department

Officer Anthony Comitalo
Officer Ryan Del Ricci
Officer Eric Ruch
Officer Michael Sidebotham

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Highway Patrol

Lance Corporal Jimmy B. King

TENNESSEE

Metro Nashville Police Department

Detective Mark Mittermeier
Detective Jeffrey Tharpe

TEXAS

Austin Police Department

Sergeant Richard Egal
Corporal Max Johnson

WASHINGTON

Vancouver Police Department 

Officer Edward Letarte

WISCONSIN

City of LaCrosse Police Department 

Patrol Officer Andrew Adey
Patrol Officer Steven Hughes

WEST VIRGINIA

Wheeling Police Department

Officer Harry Marshall Myers, III
Officer Ryan James Moore
Officer Robert Charles Scott

FEDERAL

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Special Agent Chris Jensen

INTERNATIONAL

Drug Enforcement Administration

Special Agent Hector Cartagena
Agent Jeffrey Hathaway