Officer Commendations

Officer Commendations

The Officers listed below have recently received a commendation from the Chief of Police; Michael D. Saunders; for their outstanding job performance.

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY-INVOLVING MULTIPLE OFFICERS


On September 1, 2020 Lieutenant Beyer, Lieutenant Zimmer, Sergeant Stiers, Sergeant Kmetty, Detective Rich, Detective Cavato, Officer Pratt, Officer Vos, Officer Alex Herrera, Officer Sarno, Officer Graal, Officer Koch, and Officer Higgins received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for apprehension and arrest of two subjects that were involved in felony motor vehicle theft and felony unlawful use of a firearm.   

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY- DETECTIVE christopher lecompte


On September 4, 2020 Detective Christopher Lecompte received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for his conducting a sophisticated and long term criminal sexual assault investigation involving an autistic victim which resulted in the offender being charged and detained with no bond.  

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Detective Christopher Lecompte

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Detective Michelle Cavato

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY- Detective michelle cavato


On September 4, 2020 Detective Michelle Cavato received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for her conducting a complex financial investigation which resulted in the offender being charged with multiple felony counts of Fraud.  

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY- OFFICER SCHLEDER


On August 26, 2020 Officer Schleder received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for his investigation and arrest that resulted in the offender being charged with Criminal Trespass into a Motor Vehicle and Commercial Burglary.

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Officer Brian Schleder

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY-INVOLVING MULTIPLE OFFICERS


On July 3, 2020 Lieutenant Zimmer, Sergeant Switalski, Detective LeCompte, Detective Murphy, Officer Morgan, Officer Smiley, Officer Alex Herrera received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for apprehension and arrest of several subjects that were involved in multiple vehicle thefts.   

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY-Involving Multiple Officers


On May 23, 2020 Sergeant Trujillo, Sergeant Stiers, Sergeant Beyer, Detective Rich, Officer Higgins, Officer Truell, Officer Phillips, Officer Vos, and Officer Pratt received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for their actions and investigation into a barricaded subject incident.  The Supervisors and Officers were able to de-escalate a highly charged incident and safely restore peace without injury.  The suspect was charged with two felonies.

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY-RECORDS CLERK THERESA QUINN


On April 29, 2020 Records Clerk Theresa Quinn received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for all of her extensive research and compilation on all dispositions relating to the Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board’s Annual Body Camera Report.  

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Outstanding performance of duty- Records Clerk Anne walusek


On April 3, 2020 Records Clerk Anne Walusek received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for all of her time, effort, and organizational skills in developing a formal training manual for the Records Division. 

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY - DETECTIVE DIVISION 


On January 9, 2020 Detective Captain Hart, Detective Cavato, Detective Guevara, Detective Rich, Detective LeCompte, and Detective Murphy received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for their excellent investigation work in several recent complex, manpower intense, in depth cases.

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Outstanding Performance of Duty - Officer Herrera


On November 13, 2019  Officer Alex Herrera received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for his recovery of a loaded hand gun on a traffic stop.   The suspect was charged with felony weapons charges.

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Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation involving multiple Officers.


On November 13, 2019 Officer Koch, Officer Graal, Officer Lazinek, and Officer Higgins received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for their investigation and arrest that led to the seizure of 2,800 grams of stolen cannabis plants.  


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Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation involving multiple Officers. 


On October 3, 2019 Detective Rich, Detective LeCompte, and Officer Higgins received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for their investigation that resulted in an identification and arrest of an armed robbery offender.  Additionally the Officers discovered the offender was also linked with many other crimes outside our jurisdiction.

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Outstanding Performance of Duty - Detective Division 


On October 2, 2019 Detective Captain Hart, Detective Sergeant Stiers, Detective Guevara, Detective Rich, Detective LeCompte, Detective Switalski, Detective Brakowski, and Detective Murphy received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for their commitment and hard work in solving numerous recent complex investigations.

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Outstanding Performance of Duty - Sergeant Salazar

Sergeant Abel Salazar On June 7, 2019 Sergeant Salazar received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for his quick response in using life saving first aid to a gun shot victim. The shooting took place in the city of Chicago and the investigation was turned over to the Chicago Police Department. Please click hereto see the commendation.

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Outstanding Performance of Duty - Officer Truell

Officer Jonathon Truell On June 7, 2019 Officer Truell received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for his quick response in using life saving first aid to a gun shot victim. The shooting took place in the city of Chicago and the investigation was turned over to the Chicago Police Department.

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Outstanding Performance of Duty - Detective LeCompte

Detective Christopher LeCompte On February 5, 2019 Detective LeCompte received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for his outstanding investigative work that resulted in the identification and arrest of a burglary suspect.

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Detective Christopher LeCompte

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Officer William Higgins

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Outstanding Performance of Duty - Officer Higgins

Officer William Higgins On February 5, 2019 Officer Higgins received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for his outstanding investigative work that resulted in the identification and arrest of a burglary suspect.

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Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation involving multiple Officers.

On November 28, 2018 Sergeant Trujillo, Sergeant Soso, Detective Murphy, Detective Watts, Detective Rich, Officer Lehnhardt, Officer Morgan, Officer Biszewski, Officer Quetee, Officer Smiley received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for apprehending two offenders from an Armed Robbery. 

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Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation involving multiple Officers.

On November 9, 2018 Sergeant Salazar, Officer Guzman, Officer Warniczek, Officer Wantroba, Officer Mason, and Officer Davila received an Outstanding Performance of Duty Commendation for apprehending an offender who was charged with burglary.

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Outstanding Performance of Duty - Officer Herrera

Officer Alex Herrera On June 6, 2018 Officer Alex Herrera located a vehicle wanted for an Armed Robbery in the City of Chicago. He assisted in the apprehension of the offenders from the Armed Robbery.

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Officer Alex Herrera

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