Minneapolis police recognize staff, civilians at annual awards ceremony

Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan, police administration staff, officers and their family members were on hand Tuesday, April 19 as the department recognized officers, civilians and staff from a number of different agencies at its annual award ceremony. The awards, presented at the City's Emergency Operations Training Facility, included the awards of valor, lifesaving awards and the ‘Chief’s Awards of Merit.’

Also, following the awards ceremony, a dedication ceremony of the Strategic Information Center was held to honor late Minneapolis Police Department Captain Otto Wagenpfeil who passed away in 2010.

The following civilians, officers, City and other agency staff were recognized at the 2010 Minneapolis Police Department’s award ceremony:

Citizen’s Appreciation Award

Manuel Antonio Leon

Citizen’s Award of Valor

Dosho Michael Port

Chief’s Medal of Valor

Officer Dan Anderson
Officer Danielle Evans
Officer Richard (Ross) Taylor

Officer Christopher Garbisch

Lifesaving Award

Lieutenant Gwen Gunter
Officer Robert Greer
Officer Mark Lanasa
Officer Rickey Van Dyke

Sergeant Nancy Murphy

Officer MQuel Barnes
Officer Craig Crisp, Jr.
Officer Adam Swierczek, Park PD

Officer Chad Berdahl
Officer James Cannon, Park PD

Officer Monica Boelter
Officer Steven Lynch

Officer Jon Edwards
Officer Jonahs Novak
Officer Amanda Saengdara

Officer Craig Williams

Chief’s Award of Merit

2010 IAWP Team

Retired Deputy Chief Valerie Wurster
Inspector Kristine Arneson
Laura Goodman
Captain Amelia Huffman
Leah Johnson
Lieutenant Nancy Dunlap
Mylan Masson
Lieutenant Todd Gross
Barb Scott
Retired Sergeant E.T. Nelson
Gaynell Schandel
Officer Jessica Bartholomew
Carole Schendel
Officer Lisa Davis
Susan Trammel
Kim Brown

Sergeant Scott Durdall, Dakota Co. Sheriffs
Susan Crumb, HC Attorney
Sergeant Holly Keegel
Laura Gulick, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Sergeant Jane Moore
Nicole Hughes, SICM
Sergeant Giovanni Veliz
Lance Rostad, FBI
Sergeant Twila Villella
Officer Jon Forsberg, West St. Paul PD
Special Agent Jeffrey Benadum, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Special Agent Dale Ouse, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement

Published Apr 21, 2011