Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chief's Awards Ceremony Highlights Police Officers' and Community Members' Efforts against Crime

Prince George’s County, Maryland …Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto Hylton honored members of the Prince George’s County Police Department and community members this afternoon during an awards ceremony. The event recognized the honorees for their courage and dedication towards the fight against crime throughout Prince George’s County. “Our department is full of good people who do great things everyday. With effective community policing coupled with policing from the heart, we have proven ourselves to be great mentors to the youth of Prince George’s County,” said Chief Hylton. He continued by acknowledging the importance of his civilian staff saying, “They are the support system to the daily operations of our department.”

There were 164 recipients who received awards during the ceremony. The awards included Unit Citations, Awards of Merit, Chief’s Awards, and Outstanding Citizenship Awards. Kendall Wallace, 11, was honored for his alert actions that led to the apprehension of a breaking and entering suspect. He was recognized with an Outstanding Citizenship Award and given the opportunity to be Chief for the Day. Prince George’s County Officers from the Oxon Hill - District 4 Station were acknowledged for their assistance in saving the life of Teka Adams, a pregnant woman who was severely injured when she was taken captive for the attempt abduction of her unborn child. They received a Unit Citation and an Award of Merit for their heroic efforts.

Pictures Courtesy of Prince George's County Police Department

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