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Posted on: February 7, 2016

Inaugural Awards Banquet Honors IPD Employees

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The Irwindale Police Department recently recognized our officers and other personnel at the department's Inaugural Employee Awards Banquet on Wednesday, January 27th.

The first-ever awards ceremony honored Medal of Valor, Life Saving, Distinguished Service and Meritorious Service honorees, as well as the Police Officers of the Year and the Civilian Employees of the Year for 2014 and 2015.

The banquet was held at the Southern California Edison's Energy Education Center in the city of Irwindale and was hosted by Chief of Police Anthony Miranda. Honored guests included Mayor Mark A. Breceda, Mayor Pro Tem Albert F. Ambriz, Council Member Larry G. Burrola, Council Member H. Manuel Ortiz, City Manager John Davidson, and Vice President of Southern California Edison Lisa Cagnolatti.

Those honored in the event were:

MEDAL OF VALOR HONOREES:

Sergeant Greg Gomez
Sergeant Rudy Gatto
Corporal Armando Lopez
Officer Mario Camacho
Officer Jesus Bravo
Detective Jose Vargas

LIFE SAVING MEDAL HONOREES:

Sergeant John Fraijo
Officer Jesus Bravo
Officer Rudy Campos

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL HONOREES:

Sergeant Rene Sapien
Officer Joe Hardy
Dispatcher Sherry Peterson
Dispatcher Mariela Avila

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL HONOREES:

Sergeant George Zendejas
Sergeant Rudy Gatto
Officer Diego Cornejo

POLICE OFFICERS OF THE YEAR:

2014 - Officer Diego Cornejo
2015 - Officer Rudy Campos

CIVILIANS OF THE YEAR:

2014 - Volunteer Dianna Hurst
2015 - Records Clerk Norma Ortiz

Congratulation to all of the employees honored at this year's event. Thank you for your service!

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