2022 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 closed.  If you have any questions please contact the NAPO Office at (703) 549-0775.

 

Nominations for the 2023 TOP COPS Awards are now being accepted. Please complete the nomination form and return to NAPO prior to January 11, 2023.

 

The 29th Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner

Will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022
 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!

  

2022 TOP COPS

ARIZONA
Phoenix Police Department
Police Officer Antonio Rodriguez Jr.

Police Officer Logan Egnor
Police Officer Alex Cowan
Police Officer Cameron Prior

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles Police Department
Police Officer III+I Steve Hernandez

Police Officer III Andrew Rea
Police Officer III Rodney Williams

DELAWARE
Delaware State Police
Detective Joshua DiGiacomo

Milford Police Department
Sr. Corporal Timothy D. Webb Jr.

Delaware Department of Correction
Sr. Probation Officer George W. Ramsburg

GEORGIA
Atlanta Police Department
Police Officer Khuong Thai

Police Officer Joshua Lovreta

ILLINOIS
Chicago Police Department
Police Officer Joshua Blas

Police Officer Carlos A.Yanez Jr.

MASSACHUSETTS
Braintree Police Department
Patrolman Matthew Donoghue

K-9 Officer William R.Cushing Jr.
K-9 Officer Richard Seibert

NEVADA
Las Vegas Metro Police Department
Sergeant Spencer Basner

Police Officer Tom Cognian
Police Officer Jeffrey Corbett

NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Hampshire State Police
Trooper Matthew D. Merrill

OHIO
Dayton Police Department
Police Officer Thadeu S. Holloway


TENNESSEE
Bureau of ATF
Special Agent David Raissi

Special Agent Adam Daniels
Special Agent Michael Babiarz
Special Agent Ryan Singleton
Supervisory Special Agent Jenna L.Maguire

 
 

2022 HONORABLE MENTIONS

ALABAMA
Huntsville Police Department
Patrolman Chass Shannon

ARKANSAS
United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Task Force Officer Johnny Sowell

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles Police Department
Police Officer II Christopher Gonzalez

Los Angeles Police Department
Police Officer III Royce Burroughs
Police Officer III Eddie Roca
Police Officer III Luis Valle

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Metropolitan Police Department
Police Officer Claude Jackson Jr.
Police Officer Johel Anthony Sanchez

GEORGIA
Sandy Springs Police Department
Sergeant Andrew Rausch

ILLINOIS
Chicago Police Department
Police Officer Tobias Houston
Police Officer Michael Kocerka
Police Officer Jack Kwa
Police Officer Bernard Lee

KENTUCKY
Kentucky State Police
Trooper Elliott M. Young

MARYLAND
Baltimore County Police Department
Police Officer First Class Matthew V. Irwin
Police Officer First Class Aaron M. Norton
Police Officer First Class Steven B. Becketts
Police Officer First Class Kelvin T. Davis, Jr

MASSACHUSETTS
Winthrop Police Department
Sergeant Nicholas Bettano

Boston Police Department
Police Officer Paulmichael Bertocchi
Police Officer Nicholas Cubarney
Police Officer Kyle Matthew Gilmore
Police Officer Kyle Holmes
Police Officer Zach MacInnis
Police Officer Max McGuire
Police Officer Chase Robichaud
Police Officer Kyle Christian Ryan

Boston Police Department
Police Officer Brendan M. Bosse
Police Officer Christopher R. Carr
Police Officer Brian R. Carlson
Police Officer Sean Francis
Police Officer Otis  C. Harewood
Police Officer Bruce W. Hicks
Police Officer Derek Marcoaldi
Police Officer Frank A. Nogueira
Police Officer Jamie Pietroski
Police Officer Michael Ridge
Police Officer Peter A.  Zographos
Sergeant Joel C. McCarthy
Sergeant John D. Conway
Sergeant Ian Mahoney

MICHIGAN
Detroit Police Department
Police Officer Michael Flannel
Police Officer Jerrit Parrish

Detroit Police Department
Police Officer Tylerscott Alleyne
Police Officer Nicholas Gushen

 

MONTANA
Montana Highway Patrol
Trooper Amanda Villa

NEW JERSEY
West Orange Police Department
Police Officer Christopher Hernandez

NEW YORK
New York City Police Department
Police Officer Robert Holmes
Police Officer Alejandra Jacobs

Suffolk County Police Department
Police Officer Taylor Herbst
Detective Christopher Racioppo

Syracuse Police Department
Sergeant Jason Wells
Police Officer Chad King

NORTH CAROLINA
Raleigh Police Department
First Class Officer Heather A. Ouellette
First Class Officer Mahipaul M. Singh
Senior Officer Philip David Matthews
Senior Officer Rodney Racey
Master Officer Christopher A. Reed
Master Officer C. M. Saylor
Master Officer Steven P. Volstad
Sergeant Anthony C. Perez
Sergeant Christopher Wall

OHIO
Sandusky County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Sheriff Evan C. Ely 

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City Police Department
Police Officer Samuel Flowers

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia Police Department
Police Officer Thomas J. Morrow

Union Township Police Department
Patrolman Thomas M. Wickline

TEXAS
United States Marshals Service
Deputy U. S. Marshal Mario Loya 

Laredo Police Department
Police Officer R. J. Alvarado

VIRGINIA
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
Deputy First Class Brandon Ewing 

WISCONSIN
Everest Metro Police Department
Patrol Officer Gunnar Schultz
Patrol Officer Tanner Uhlig
Patrol Officer Lucas Wiza

WYOMING
Wyoming Police Department
Trooper Phillip W. Pendergrass

FEDERAL
United States Marshals Service
Deputy U. S. Marshal Kevin Chan

INTERNATIONAL
United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Special Agent Pedro J. Martinez