Class of 2015 Honorees

In 2015, 53 men and women from eight first responder agencies were nominated by their departments and selected by a panel of community members for lifesaving efforts and acts of valor that occurred between September 1, 2013 – July 31, 2015. On September 11, 2015 the following honorees were recognized at the Valor Appreciation & Awards Dinner. 

SILVER VALOR AWARD

Lieutenant Clark Rials – Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Officer Skyler Richardson – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Corporal Kim Springer – Baldwin City Police Department

BRONZE VALOR AWARD

Officer Caleb Lewis – Eudora Police Department

Sergeant Tom Willis – Eudora Police Department

Officer Jonathan Gardner – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Firefighter/AEMT Matt Bahnmaier – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Lieutenant Jared Shinkle – Ottawa Fire Department

Firefighter Jim Kearney – Kanwaka Township Fire Department

Officer Dominique Sloan – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Amaury Collado – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Myra Gillum – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Peter Kerby – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Firefighter Charlie Biggerstaff – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

MERITORIOUS VALOR AWARD

Detective Jamie Lawson – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Lieutenant Randy Cheek – Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Sergeant Philip Mathis – Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Sergeant Vince Gonzalez – Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Master Deputy Robert Berryman – Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Dale Flory – Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Brett LaRue – Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Brad Williams – Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Officer Robert Egidy – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Nathaniel Haig – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Ryan Robinson – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Brad Fry – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Frank McClelland – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Adam Welch – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Firefighter Jesse Smith – Kanwaka Township Fire Department

Firefighter Seth Yost – Kanwaka Township Fire Department

VALOR LIFESAVING AWARD

Corrections Officer Robert Wintle – Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant William Hallagin – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Firefighter/AEMT Seamus Albritton – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Captain Brandon Holloman – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Engineer/AEMT Jason Ray – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Firefighter/AEMT Trey Strohm – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Engineer/AEMT Leo Leiker – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Division Chief Justin Temple – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Lieutenant William Hallagin – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Firefighter/AEMT Trey Strohm – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Captain Pat Karlin – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Engineer/AEMT Hank Besack – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Firefighter/Paramedic Daniel Franke – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Murdock – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Firefighter/AEMT Jennifer Persons – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

Division Chief Justin Temple – Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical

CPR/AED LIFESAVING AWARD

Officer Brett Horner – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Sgt. Mark Unruh – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Adam Welch – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer William Bradford – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Peter Kerby – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Jay Bialek – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Justin Rhoads – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Nathaniel Haig – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Rustin Norton – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Ryan Padilla – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Kyle Owens – Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Officer Bruce Elliott – Baldwin City Police Department

Dispatcher Hannah Cassel – Douglas County Emergency Communications

First Graders for First Responders Award

Miss Riley Prescott