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Naperville Police Officer Receives Law Enforcement Award from Illinois State Bar Association

Morgan Yingst
For Immediate Release: 
September 21, 2016

Illinois State Bar Association President Vincent F. Cornelius (far right) .Naperville Police Officer Shaun Ferguson received a 2016 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and ISBA President Vincent F. Cornelius on September 20 during the Naperville City Council Meeting at Naperville City Hall.

The ISBA’s 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. It recognizes those who excel in law enforcement.

Ferguson was acknowledged for using his experience as a drug crimes investigator to discuss the dangers of heroin and its effect on youth to parents and teens. Due to the positive response to his presentation, several other communities now regularly request that he presents in their areas.

Ferguson was nominated by ISBA 2nd Vice President James F. McCluskey, a partner at Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC in Lisle and Tom Kammerer, Commander of the Naperville Police Department Office of Professional Development and Training.

“Shaun is an excellent example of positive relations between the police and the community,” said McCluskey. “He selflessly commits himself to bettering the profession through excellent training, positive role modeling and a tireless work ethic.”

The Illinois State Bar Association is a voluntary organization of 33,000 members that provides professional services to Illinois lawyers and education and services to the public. For more information, visit

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