Minneapolis Police honors officers, civilians for valor, service, and dedication

The Minneapolis Police Department honored 39 police officers and civilians at an awards ceremony in City Hall on Monday, July 28. Awards were presented by Police Chief Tim Dolan for number of categories, including providing exceptional police service, bringing honor to the department, and for saving a life or placing themselves in personal danger to protect the public.

The award winners were:

Chief’s Award of Merit

U.S. Deputy Marshal William Wenzel
Captain Dave Hayhoe
Lt. Eddie Frizell (two awards)
Lt. Mike Kjos
Off. Ron Reier (Retired)
Off. Andrew Stender
Nina Doree

Medal of Commendation

Sgt. Nicholas Torborg
Off. Steven Blackwell
Off. Matthew Kaminski
Off. Ricardo Muro
Off. Craig Taylor

Chief’s Award of Merit for the ‘Kids and Cops and Firefighters Too’ Program

Captain Casidy Anderson, MFD
Sgt. Aaron Biard, MPD Training Unit
Sgt. Lynn Miller, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
Martha Barnum

Liz Brown

Wendy Devore

Mary Lou Fiala

Linda Gill

Sandra Kellogg

Marie Koehler

Candace Lindow-Davies

Carri Sampson

Alina Schroeder

Narin Sihavong

Medal of Valor

Sgt. Michael Young
Off. Jason Andersen
Off. Thomas Campbell
Off. Timothy Devick
Off. Christopher Garbisch
Off. Anthony Leone
Off. Matthew Lindquist
Off. John Sheneman
Off. Alan Williams

Life Saving Awards

Off. Katie Blackwell
Off. John Laluzerne
Off. Patrick McCarver
Off. Patrick Reuben

Certificate of Appreciation

Sherman Patterson, Mayor Rybak’s Office

Published Jul 28, 2008



Contact us

Email updates

Find a service

About this site

For employees

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


311 call center

311 TTY relay service

City of Minneapolis Facebook City of Minneapolis Twitter City of Minneapolis YouTube ChaNNEL Minneapolis 311 Minneapolis 14 Government TV City of Minneapolis LinkedIn

Minneapolis, City of Lakes logo