Courage Award

The Operation Thank an Officer Courage Award began in 2017 to show our appreciation to a Minnesota law enforcement official who demonstrates courage both in and out of the uniform.  The Courage Award is given to an sworn law enforcement official in the State of Minnesota who has performed an act of outstanding courage, valor and compassion or who has been involved in a particular deed showing exceptional devotion to community, regardless of rank, during the time period of August 2017 through May 2018.    A posthumous award may be made in the name of a law enforcement official to the surviving spouse, children or parents of such law enforcement official. The award recipient will receive $500.

The award will be presented on the evening of August 18, 2018 during our annual Barbecue for Blue fundraiser held at Hollywood Sports Complex in Watertown, Minnesota.

The award presentation will begin at 6:30 in the evening.
Past Award Recipients
2017: State Trooper Joshua Orbeck