About the ISBA

ISBA Law Enforcement Award Recipients

The Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize sworn law enforcement officers for conduct that promotes justice and to distinguish those individuals whose service to the public brings honor and respect to the entire criminal justice system. The award is given sparingly to recognize those who truly excel in the field of law enforcement.


  • Bradley Bloom, retired Hinsdale Police Chief, current Hinsdale Director of Public Safety
  • Shaun Ferguson, Commander, Naperville Police Dept.
  • Hank Frazier, Illinois Department of Conservation, Starved Rock State Park
  • William Reagan, Sergeant, Perry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jeremy Gothard, Deputy, Perry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Reid Bastien, Deputy, Perry County Sheriff’s Office


  • Officer Luke Elmore, Glen Ellyn Police Department


  • Patrick Dempsey, Director of the Jeanine Nicarico Children's Advocacy Center, DuPage County
  • Chief Daniel F. Hoffman, Campton Hills Police Department
  • Sergeant Joel Marquez, Downers Grove Police Department
  • Detective Todd Timmermann, Clinton County Sheriff's Department
  • Sheriff Richard Watson, St. Clair County Sheriff's Department


  • Darryl McPherson, United States Marshal, Northern District of Illinois
  • Chief George Filenko, Round Lake Park Police Department
  • Sheriff Jeff Doran, Carroll County Sheriff's Office
  • Officer Brad Rogers, Jacksonville Police Department
  • Sheriff Jim Vazzi, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office


  • Officer Ryan Pearce, Chatham Police Department
  • Patrick Perez, Sheriff, Kane County
  • Chief David Hayes, Alton Police Departmen
  • Chief Michael Holub, LaGrange Police Department
  • Mark Pleasant, Special Investigator, Lake County State's Attorney's Office in Waukegan


  • Officer Marek Drozd, Chicago Police Department
  • Asst. Chief William Nolan, Cook County Sheriff's Office
  • Detective Dave Chiesa, DuPage County Sheriff's Office


  • Robert E. Kindermann, Sheriff, Christian County
  • Ralph A. DeBartolo, Cook County Sheriff's Office
  • Joseph Fiorentino, Cook County Deputy Sheriff
  • Jose Rios, Police Officer, Chicago Police Department
  • William Holmer, Deputy Chief, Glen Ellyn Police Department
  • Robert D. Smith, Freeport Police Department-Retired
  • Krystal "Kris" Fitzpatrick, Director, Police Training Institute, University of Illinois


  • Shirley Bautista, Supervisor, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Investigations Bureau
  • Detective Michael Drugan , DuPage County Sheriff’s Department
  • Chief Russell B. Laine, Village of Algonquin Police Department
  • Officer Brett Burkhalter, Manhattan Police Department
  • Chief Kent Crutcher, Normal Police Department
  • Joshua Harsy, Deputy Sheriff, Perry County
  • Greg Hart, Juvenile Officer/Patrolman, Mt. Carmel Police Department
  • Thomas J. Dart, Cook County Sheriff
  • Pamela Church, Chief of Police, Village of Western Springs
  • Lt. Paul Echols, Carbondale Police Department
  • Sgt. Michael Osifcin, Carbondale Police Department


  • Officer Jose Rios, Chicago Police Department
  • Lieutenant Jeff Hanley, Shorewood Police Department
  • Sergeant Jon J. Brough, Belleville Police Department


  • Daniel Bablich, Chief of Police, Village of Lyons Police Department
  • Patricia McConnell, Director of Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, Illinois AG
  • Robert A. Mullany (Posthumous), Village of Glendale Heights (Detective)
  • Michael L. Metzler, Lt of Investigations (retired), Urbana Police Dept
  • Chris McMinn, Detective, Jacksonville Police Dept
  • Paul Echols, Lt. Carbondale Police Department


  • William Simmons, Chief of Investigations for the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Richard Farthing, Chief of the Roxana Police Department


  • Timothy J. McCarthy, Chief of Police, Orland Park Police Department
  • Kenneth Pisano, Detective, Chicago Police Department
  • Jerry L. Gitlin, Detective, St. Charles Police Department
  • Mike Nilles, Detective, Aurora Police Department
  • Greg Lindmark, Deputy Chief, Rockford Police Department
  • Timothy Kobler, Officer, Willowbrook Police Department
  • Thomas Templeton, Sheriff, LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department
  • Timothy Bukowski, Sheriff, Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department
  • John Nicholson, Inspector, Flora Police Department


  • John Duffy, Brian Killacky, Curtis Conley, Fernando Cervantes Investigators, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Gary Hart, Lieutenant, Lee County Sheriff, Lee County Sheriff’s Dept.
  • Bruce Malkin, Commander, West Chicago Police Department
  • Roger Massey, Sheriff, DeWitt County
  • John D. Russell, Deputy, Piatt County Sheriff’s Department


  • Betty Coleman, Investigator, Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • James A. Maurer, Chief of Patrol Division, Chicago Police Department
  • Michael McNamara, Commander, Park Forest Police Department
  • Robert LaDeur, Chief of Police, Warrenville Police Department
  • Michael McCoy, Sheriff, Peoria County Sheriff's Department
  • John E. Love, Asst. Chief of Police, Sullivan Police Department
  • William Troutt, Chief of Police, West Frankfort Police Department
  • Terrence Delaney, Chief of Police, Belleville Police Department


  • Robert Hargesheimer, Lieutenant, Chicago Police Department
  • Thomas Rosebush, Deputy, Kane County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lonny Dennison, Sheriff, Stark County
  • John W. Stenson, Chief, Peoria Police Dept.
  • Paul E. Petty, Sheriff, Pike County
  • Jeff Thomas, Chief Deputy, Sheriff’s Department
  • Roger E. Walker, Jr., Sheriff, Macon County


  • James O’Shea, Police Officer, River Forest Police Department
  • John Genens, Assistant Deputy Police Chief, Rockford Police Department
  • James L. Olson, Grundy County Sheriff
  • Anthony R. Scott, Chief of Police, Rock Island Police Department
  • John Paul Merrifield, Trooper, Illinois State Police
  • Roger Dale Mulch, Chief Deputy, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department


  • Ettore R. DiVito, Commander, Chicago Police Department
  • Robert G. Maeyama, Chief, Park Forest Police Department
  • Michael F. Sheahan, Cook County Sheriff
  • Brian Slowiak, Oak Park Police Officer
  • Jan W. Noble, Chief of Police, City of Belvidere
  • Michael P. Sullivan, Detective #163, Naperville Police Department
  • Lisa Walsh, Resource Officer
  • John E. Zaruba, Sheriff, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office
  • Neil Williamson, Sheriff, Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mark Goddard, Detective, Carbondale Police Dept.
  • Ronald J. Meek, Sheriff, Effingham County Sheriff’s Department


  • Chad E. Brachbill, Shelbyville Police Dept.
  • Gene Goolsby, Police Officer, Marion Police Dept.
  • Mearl J. Justus, Sheriff, St. Clair County
  • David Moore, Kane County


  • Frederico Kliora, Police Officer, Mundelein Police Dept.
  • Ken McElroy, Detective, Mt. Vernon Police Dept.


  • Michael Cronin, Officer Chicago Police Dept., Gang Investigation
  • Steven Deathridge, Lt./ Div. Commander, Commun./Investigations, E. Peoria Police Dept.
  • Martin Shifflet, Sergeant, Will County Sheriff's Department
  • Ron Massey, Chief of Police, City of Mt. Vernon


  • John R. Mickler, Sergeant, Juvenile Op., Decatur