2022 National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

March 1, 2022

The National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame is proud to announce the selection of the 2022 inductees to be honored at the organization’s March 24, 2022 dinner ceremony. The Master of Ceremonies who will present the awards this year is Sheriff Mark Lamb, a prominent law enforcement leader who has gained national media attention for his no nonsense approach to confronting crime.

Judges received scores of nominations detailing outstanding performance by law enforcement professionals throughout the U.S. and eight were recently selected for induction during this year’s event.

INDUCTEES TO THE 2022 NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER HALL OF FAME:

Courage in Service Award: John Baeza, New York (NY) Police Department

Partners in Service Award: Michael Best, Massachusetts State Police

Distinguished Service Award: Jonny Castro, Philadelphia (PA) Police Department

Founder’s Award: Louie Espinosa, Toledo (OH) Police Department

Trainer of the Year Award: Gary Klugiewicz, Milwaukee Co. (WI) Sheriff’s Office

Scherer-Remsberg Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard LaMunyon, Wichita (KS) Police Department

Partners in Service Award: Daniel Mahoney, Rockport (MA) Police Department

Career Achievement Award: Theresa Petersen, Grinnell (IA) Police Department

“Law enforcement officers across the country are putting forth tremendous effort and facing increasing risk to keep our communities safe,” said Megan Stockburger, co-founder of the National LEO Hall of Fame. “We see it as our responsibility to remind the nation of that fact.”

“We must show these men and women that they are supported and deeply appreciated,” added fellow Hall of Fame co-founder, Adam Davenport. “This year’s inductees, as with previous years, represent the best of this country. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude for standing the line between good and evil.”

In 2019, Calibre Press partnered with the Hall of Fame to raise national awareness of the organization’s efforts. “This Induction Ceremony and the National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame organization is critically import to every law enforcement professional, every citizen they protect and the entire country,” said Calibre’s CEO Scott Buhrmaster. “On behalf of all of us at Calibre Press, congratulations to these outstanding inductees and thank you for your service.”

SPECIAL THANKS to our newest event sponsors, TEAM ONE NETWORK and VECTOR SOLUTIONS. Both are outstanding organizations who tirelessly support law enforcement and offer outstanding services that help keep them trained, safe and performing at the highest level.

The 2022 Inauguration Dinner will be held on March 24 from 5:30pm – 9pm eastern at The Pinnacle just outside of Toledo. All are welcome to attend. For information on tickets, sponsorship opportunities and upcoming nomination opportunities, please visit: www.nationalleohalloffame.com or contact Megan Stockburger at: (419) 509-3085, mstockburger@leohof.com

Questions? E-mail Scott Buhrmaster at Calibre Press: scott.buhrmaster@calibrepress.com

UPDATE: Read about the induction ceremony here.

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