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Aurora Police Officer to Receive Law Enforcement Award from Illinois State Bar Association

Rhys Saunders
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
(217) 747-1433
For Immediate Release: 
July 17, 2019

Aurora Police Officer Douglas Rashkow will receive the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Law Enforcement Award on Tuesday, July 23 during an Aurora City Council meeting.

The ISBA 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.

Officer Rashkow was nominated for the award by attorney Deborah Lang, who serves as assistant corporate counsel for the city of Aurora. He will be recognized for his diligence in community service, advocacy for domestic violence victims, and continual work with seniors within his community.

Officer Rashkow served in the Aurora Police Department’s Community-Oriented Policing Unit for 12 years, coordinating efforts with various groups to build a strong relationship between youth and the police department. He also served on the department’s Domestic Violence Reduction Unit for five years, where he advocated for victims and promoted programs that educate students about domestic violence.

He currently serves as the elder service liaison officer, working closely with seniors and community partners to provide for those with specialized needs and risks. 

The award will be presented by ISBA Third Vice President Rory T. Weiler.

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