It’s the time of year again! It’s time to send in your nominations for Police Officer of the Year!
Day in and day out, Police Officers have to face some of the worst situations any human could experience. It’s in these situations that their true character traits comes out – honorable and brave. Because of this POAM honors those officers who have gone above and beyond every year.
How to Nominate
To nominate a deserving individual, you may call the POAM office at 313-937-9000, contact your local business agent, or your POAM Union President.
Nominations MUST be in by March 1st!
Here are a few stories (chosen totally at random) of past winners of the POAM Police Officer of the Year award. Congratulations to all and thank you for your selfless service.
Kent County Sheriff’s Department Detective Aaron Brown & Sgt. Roger Zoppa
Lightning may never strike twice in the same place, but criminals do. That’s the lesson two Kent County law enforcement officers and a stunned convenience store clerk learned last Aug. 28 when an undercover surveillance turned into a potentially deadly police chase. Read the whole story HERE.
Garden City Police Officer Ronald Kozloff
On April 2, 2010, Officer Kozloff placed his own life in jeopardy to stop a man after it was reported that he had a gun. The suspect led Office Kozloff on a seven-mile chase and took his own life after a exchanging shots with the Officer. Read the entire story HERE.
Eastpointe Detective Mark Allen, Eastpointe Detective Tim Stopcynski & Roseville Detective Brian Shock
When three Macomb County police detectives decided to say “No!” to drugs, dealers in two Southeast Michigan learned the hard way they meant business. Read the whole story HERE. (You’ll need to scroll down a few stories)
Westland Police Officers Robert Fruit and Cameron Sleep Westland Police Sergeant Norman Brooks
These three officers saved a paralyzed, elderly woman from a house fire in Westland. They bravely risked their lives to rescue a helpless person who would not be alive today if not for them. Read the entire story HERE.