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MPD staff and citizens honored at award ceremony for outstanding dedication and service

June 18, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Nearly 50 MPD staff members and citizens were honored in City Hall for their outstanding dedication and service in the community.

The following awards were given: City Co-Star Award (26), Chief’s Award of Merit (9), Excellence in Investigation (2) and Lifesaving Award (11).

Congratulations and thank you to all!

Chief Medaria Arradondo Speaking
Audience at City Hall
Mayor Jacob Frey Speaking
City Co-Star Award Recipients: Officer Robert Thunder, Officer Justin Churchill, Sergeant Grant Snyder, Jeffery Hayes, Sergent Jose Gomez, Sergeant Deitan Dubuc, Inspector Michael Sullivan, Inspector Kelvin Pulphus
Lifesaving Award: Officer Brian Graupner and Officer Thomas Ferguson
Chief’s Award of Merit: Sergeant Kenneth Tidgwell, Director John Elder, Lieutenant Chris Hudok
Excellence in Investigation: Sergeant Christopher Karakostas & FBI Special Agent Christopher Boeckers
Chief’s Award of Merit: Kent Garbers (Frankie’s Pizza)
Lifesaving Award: Officer Toula Lor and Officer Garrett Parten
Lifesaving Award: Officer Kyle Mader
Chief’s Award of Merit: Mary Lou Fiala and Riley Cludy
Lifesaving Award: Officer Dean Milner
Lifesaving Award: Officer Brandon Noble