Friday, May 28, 2010

NAPO's 2010 Top Cops – 18th May 2010

NAPO's 2010 Top Cops: Heroic acts and sacrifices honored in D.C. ceremony – 18th May 2010

Written by: Karen L. Bune

For the seventeenth consecutive year, the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) presented its TOP COPS Awards during National Police Week at a ceremony on May 14, 2010 at the Warner Theater in Washington, D. C. Known as the “Oscars for Cops,” NAPO, which has numerous corporate and law enforcement sponsors, distributes these awards as a means to educate the public concerning the heroic acts and sacrifices of law enforcement officers nationwide.

Hundreds of nominations are solicited from each state annually. Both the nominators as well as the nominees must be sworn law enforcement officers. The best cases are collected and reviewed from every state, U. S. Territory, and the District of Columbia by a committee comprised of national law enforcement organizations and respected leaders in the law enforcement field. The top ten case selections from that group are chosen for the TOP COPS awards, and the remaining are selected as Honorable Mention award winners. The award winners are paid tribute for their outstanding service to their communities throughout the preceding year.

The ceremony began with entrance of the United States Park Police Honor Guard and the Washington, D. C. Regional Pipe Band. The Master of Ceremonies was John Walsh, the host of FOX’s America’s Most Wanted. Prior to each award presentation, a short video was shown that provided a reenactment of the events depicting the heroic acts of the officers being honored. Actors and other celebrities who have portrayed police officers on television or in the movies volunteered their time to serve as presenters. Steve Zirnkilton, Jeremy Ratchford, Felice Schachter, Chris Meloni, David McCallen, Pailey Perrette, Carlo Rota, Kathryn Erbe, Seamus Dever, and Beth Karas were those who participated this year.

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As I read that article at unofficially kathryn I started my search to find more about that important event. I contacted Karin Bune the writer of the article and a police columnist. She was very kind to me and we shared a few emails where she promised to look for pictures for me. (I hoped that there are a few of Kathryn as award presenter) At Wednesday Karin send me two pictures. Unfortunately, no one took one with Kathryn but maybe you wanna look anyway.


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