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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department Leadership Council will be conducting a departmental awards ceremony on Thursday October 29th, 2020 at the Springfield Art Museum located at 1111 E. Brookside Springfield, MO. The in-person attendance at the ceremony is LIMITED TO AWARD RECIPIENTS and their family/guests.
We encourage everyone else to attend the awards ceremony virtually. The ceremony will be live streamed on the Springfield Police Department Facebook and website (Springfieldmo.gov/SPD). The ceremony is divided into three segments to follow current covid guidelines.
The following is the time each segment is expected to begin and lists the award recipient and the type of recognition they will be receiving. The final awards will be presented posthumously to the family of Officer Walsh.
Please join us virtually to hear details of their work and help us congratulate them!
Ms. Megan Devito Citizen Commendation
Mr. Steven Edmonds Citizen Service Medal
Mr. Jared Merriman Citizen Service Medal
Officer Sean Kelly Meritorious Service Award
Officer Andrew Zinke Meritorious Service Award
Mr. Colin Cottengim Citizen Service Medal
Mr. Daniel Rowe Citizen Service Medal
Battalion Chief Brian Athen Command Commendation
Public Affairs Officer Jasmine Bailey Command Commendation
Officer Amy Zimmerman Command Commendation
Corporal Will Hill Command Commendation
Corporal Kaylee Friend Command Commendation
Corporal Rod Noble Command Commendation
Sgt. Michael Karnes Command Commendation
Officer James Luttrell Life Saving Award
Corporal Gilbert Correa Life Saving Award
Officer Trevor Merckling Medal of Valor – Silver
Officer Robert Douglas Medal of Valor – Silver
Corporal Clinton Collier Medal of Valor – Silver
Officer Yeng Xiong Medal of Valor – Silver
Officer Austin Faulconer Medal of Valor – Silver
Corporal Shawn McClure Meritorious Service Award
Corporal Joshua Steele Command Commendation
Officer Josiah Overton Purple Heart / Medal of Valor – Gold
Officer Christopher Walsh Purple Heart / Police Cross / Medal of Valor - Gold
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786JnBailey@Springfieldmo.gov