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June 06, 2014
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Karen L. Bune Criminals, Victims, and Cops
with Karen L. Bune

2014 Top Cops: Roll Call of Honorees

The audience grows larger each year. The 21st annual ceremony of the 2014 Top Cops Awards, sponsored by the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), was held on May 13, 2014 in Washington, D. C. and 960 were in attendance — the largest crowd ever.

During the ceremony, 53 law enforcement officers from across the country were honored.

Here is this year’s roll call of Top Cop honorees.

FBI Hostage Rescue Team
Brock Bahe
Rodney O. Draper
Christian Galeski
J. Michael Montoya
Matthew R. Nagle

Phoenix (Ariz.) Police Department
Detective Fabian Gonzalez

Washington Metropolitan Police Department
Dorian DeSantis
Emmanuel Smith
Scott Williams

U. S. Park Police
Carl E. Hiott
Andrew W. Wong

Naval Investigative Service
Brian E. Kelley
Edward J. Martin
Joshua D. Powell

Miami-Dade (Fla.) Police Department
Mario Gutierrez

North Liberty (Iowa) Police Department
Adam E. Olson
Chris Shine
Cody Lane Jacobsen

Boston (Mass.) Police Department
Kevin E. Waggett
Kenneth M. Conley
John B. Joyce
Joseph G. Scaringello
Omar Borges
Gergory R. Eunis
Jarrod Gero
Jean Gerard Jean Louis
Terence Long
Gregory McCormick
Richard G. Moriarty
John Moynihan
John M. Noberini
Jason A. Nunez
Scott Pulchansingh
Dennis O. Simmonds
Walter J. Suprey

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police
Richard Donohue

Massachusetts State Police
Christopher J. Dumont

Watertown Police Department
John C. P. MacLellan
Jeffrey J. Pugliese
Miguel A. Colon, Jr.
Michael W. Comick
Timothy B. Menton
Joseph Reynolds
Jean S. Sarkissian

Mercer County (New Jersey) Sheriff’s Office
William Miller

Trenton (New Jersey) Police Department
James E. Lets

Edgar Rios

New York City Police Department
Joseph John Koch

Solon (Ohio) Police Department
Steven Davis
Nicholas Kline

Dallas (Texas) Police Department/U. S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force
Frederick E. Frazier
Kurt Hibbets

Grapevine (Texas) Police Department
Ryan Sayre


About the author

Karen L. Bune serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, where she teaches victimology. Ms. Bune is a consultant for the Training and Technical Assistance Center for the Office for Victims of Crime and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U. S. Department of Justice. She is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer on victim issues. Ms. Bune is Board Certified in Traumatic Stress and Domestic Violence, and she is a Fellow of The Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management. Ms. Bune serves on an Institutional Review Board of the Police Foundation in Washington, D. C. She is a 2009 inductee in the Wakefield High School (Arlington, Va.) Hall of Fame. She received the “Chief’s Award 2009” from the Prince George’s County Maryland Police Chief. She received a 2011 Recognition of Service Certificate from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker. She received a 2011 Official Citation from The Maryland General Assembly congratulating her for extraordinary public service on behalf of domestic violence victims in Prince George’s County and the cause of justice throughout Maryland. She received the 2011 American University Alumni Recognition Award. Ms. Bune appears in the 2014 editions of Marquis’ “Who’s Who in the World, and Marquis' Who’s Who of American Women.





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