2021 TOP COPS Awards®

 

About TOP COPS®

Each 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.

Nominations for the 2022 TOP COPS Awards are now being accepted. Please complete the nomination form and return to NAPO prior to January 11, 2022.

 

The 28th Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner

Will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021
 in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with
the celebration of in person events during 
National Police Week.
 

 

  


Thank you for joining us in honoring America's Finest!

 

 



 

 

2021 TOP COPS

CALIFORNIA
San Diego Police Department
Police Officer Jonathan Wiese

FLORIDA
Riviera Beach Police Department
Detective Jemel V. Headings

MARYLAND
Prince George's County Police Department
Police Officer First Class Matthew Scott
Police Officer First Class Brandon Westfall
Corporal Robert I. Boyce
Sergeant Haris A. Johnson

MICHIGAN
Detroit Police Department
Lieutenant Jeffrey P. Morin

NEVADA
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Police Officer Logan Jex
Police Officer TJ Keller
Police Officer Carl Loskill
Police Officer Keaton Courtley
Police Officer Kyle Quimiro
Police Officer Shay K. Mikalonis
Detective Aaron Denson
Sergeant Erik Perkett
Lieutenant Erik L. Lloyd
Captain Dori Koren

NEW YORK
New York City Police Department
Police Officer Joseph M. Murphy
Police Officer Christopher Wells

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City Police Department
Police Officer Zachary Barby
Police Officer Benjamin Cain
Police Officer Robin Ridner
Sergeant Julian Barrie
Sergeant Kelly Jon Cassidy
Sergeant Mark A. Garrett
Master Sergeant John A. Baker
Master Sergeant Matt Gilmore
Captain Valerie Littlejohn

TENNESSEE
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
Police Officer Brenna Hosey
Police Officer Richard Tylor Luellen
Police Officer Michael Sipos
Police Officer Amanda Kristin Topping
Police Officer James L. Wells Jr.
Sergeant Timothy Miller

TEXAS
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Security Department
Master-At-Arms Petty Officer Third Class Levi Milligan
Master-At-Arms Petty Officer Second Class Yaisa Coburn

FEDERAL
United States Marshals Service
Deputy United States Marshal Jorge Betancur
Deputy United States Marshal Frederick Porcaro
New York City Police Department
Detective Rodney Wallace-Messam

 

 
 
 

2021 HONORABLE MENTIONS

ALABAMA
Huntsville Police Department
Police Officer Larry W. Tomlin

ARIZONA
Phoenix Police Department
Police Officer Ryan Shell

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles Police Department
Police Officer II Ashley Afremow
Police Officer II Jordan Cohen

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Metropolitan Police Department
Police Officer Julian B.Stevens IV
Police Officer Margodane Vanriel

DELAWARE
Wilmington Police Department
Master Corporal Neil Evans
Senior Corporal Gaetan MacNamara
Senior Corporal Sean Nolan
Senior Corporal James Wiggins
Lieutenant Matthew Rosaio
Delaware Probation & Parole
Senior Probation Officer Daniel Collins
Senior Probation Officer Kevin McClure
Senior Probation Officer Justin Phelps
Senior Probation Officer Joseph Scioli

GEORGIA
Sandy Springs Police Department
Detective Joseph T. Williams

ILLINOIS
Chicago Police Department
Police Officer William Martinez

INDIANA
Indiana State Police
Trooper Jacob Bill

LOUISIANA
Baton Rouge Police Department
Sergeant Larry Edwin Walters Jr.
Corporal Matthew R. Hurley

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Police Department
Patrolmen Jonathan Santos

MISSISSIPPI

Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department
Deputy Samuel H. Upchurch

MISSOURI
Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
Special Agent Tyree Koerner




 

MONTANA
Flathead County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Matthew Vander Ark
Montana Highway Patrol
Sergeant Jerril M. Ren

NEVADA
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Police Officer Malik Grego-Smith
Police Officer Adrian Hunt
Police Officer Dustin Xaypanya

NEW JERSEY
Atlantic City Police Department
Police Officer Joseph Bereheiko

NEW YORK
New York City Police Department
Detective Daurys Gutierrez
Detective Jason Harper
Sergeant Kensington Cunningham
Syracuse Police Department
Police Officer Walter J. Brainerd IV
Police Officer James Nowodworski
Police Officer Jacob A. Ternosky

OHIO
City of Alliance Police Department
Patrolman Joseph M. Amabeli
Patrolman Lee A. Rose
Patrolman Shane D. Tallman
Patrolman Christian Tussey
Detective Christopher D. McCord

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia Police Department
Police Officer Edwin Rodriguez Jr.
Police Officer Jennifer Skrocki
Police Officer Raheem Williams
Philadelphia Police Department
Police Officer Ryan Redmond 

TEXAS
Laredo Police Department
Police Officer Carlos Ivan Velazquez 

VIRGINIA
Norfolk Police Department
Police Officer Lake I. Maizel
Investigator Sean Garrison
Newport News Police Department
Corporal Michael Blanks 

WISCONSIN
Wausau Police Department
Patrol Officer Shawn Pierschalla
Patrol Officer Benjamin W. Price
Patrol Officer Michael Horejs
Marathon County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Brandon Stroik
Lieutenant Steven M. DeNovi II 

WYOMINING
Wyoming Highway Patrol
Trooper Caleb J. Hobbs 

INTERNATIONAL
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Special Agent R. Brett Lally
Special Agent
Supervisory Special Agents
Federal Judicial Police Brussels
Chief Inspector Olivier Hardy
Homeland Security Investigations
Special Agent Megan D. Shields