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Kentucky State Police Post 11 London Trooper Gets Honored in Washington D.C.

LONDON, Ky. (5-13-2024) – On May 12, 2024, Kentucky State Police Post 11 London Senior Trooper Samuel Arron Peace received an award in Washington D.C.

Post 11 Captain, James R. Catron stated, we are extremely proud of Trooper Peace.  His dedication and professionalism are reflected in the work he does on a daily basis.  

Original News Release below:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is pleased to present its list of winners and honorable mentions for the Thirty-First Annual TOP COPS Awards®, announced NAPO President Michael McHale.

Each year since 1994 NAPO has presented the TOP COPS Awards® Ceremony. The purpose of the TOP COPS Awards® is to educate the American public about our nation’s heroes and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers in federal, state, county, tribal and local agencies from across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty during the preceding year. Our TOP COPS are nominated by fellow officers. An independent Awards Selection Committee comprised of national law enforcement representatives select, from hundreds of nominations, TOP COPS cases from the 50 States and U.S. territories. Officers from the top ten cases have been selected as the 2024 TOP COPS. In each remaining state from which nominations were submitted, a case has been selected for which the officer(s) will receive an Honorable Mention Award.

“The TOP COPS Awards® provide an opportunity for all of us to recognize the brave men and women in America’s law enforcement community who selflessly put their lives on the line day in and day out” said McHale. “Law enforcement officers care deeply about the citizens and communities they serve, and this honor is one way of letting them know their contributions are not taken for granted.”

The Thirty-First Annual TOP COPS Awards® Dinner will be held May 12, 2024, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel located in Washington, D.C.

Many celebrities from NBC’s hit programs Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, CBS’s Blue Bloods, Cold Case, NCIS and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will serve as award presenters. In past years, civic leaders including the President and Vice President, as well as the Attorney General of the United States, have helped honor these brave men and women by attending and speaking at the ceremony. NAPO is a coalition of more than 1,000 police units and associations representing 241,000 rank and file law enforcement officers from across the United States. For over forty years, NAPO has been instrumental in the passage of many important laws protecting citizens and police officers.