The POAM is proud to announce the 2022 POAM Police Officers of the Year. Every year, we carefully select officers who have exhibited bravery and selflessness and have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and protect. To learn more about these officers, visit their individual posts with images and read their heroic stories.
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Please click each name to read their stories. Some stories include other officers who may not be listed on the same line.
Officers Dan Riley & Collin Morgan, Albion PSO
Sergeant Scott Ware, Barry County CAO
Lieutenant Adam Mattens, Calhoun County CAO
Officers Dittmer, Bolone, and Pfieffer, Clinton Township POA
Officer Zachary Overstreet, Croswell POA
Officer Ali Hamka & Lieutenant Jason Skoczylas, Dearborn POA
Officer Ryan Yudt, Farmington Hills POA
Deputies Fachting, Clayton, and Roy, Genesee County DSA
Deputy Michael Mansell & Officer Curt Harrington, Iron County
Deputy Michael Tappen & Reserve Deputy Gary Shiroda, Lapeer County DSA
Corporal Bryant Searcy, Wayne County DSA
2022 POAM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
2022 POAM Loyalty Award
Dan Foley, Honor Guard Coordinator
Thomas Anderson, Jr., Midland County DSA
Reginald Crawford (Retired), Wayne County DSA
2022 poam hONORABLE mENTION
Officers Brandon Buchanan, Jacob Hughes, and Joey DeGrammont, Oscoda County DSA
2022 POAM ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Kelly Hanson, Huron County
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