Medal of Valor

  • Gold: Police Officer Joshua Smith, 
Gwinnett County Police Department
  • Silver: Corporal Jason Ayers, Officer James Harkins, Officer Candler Horton, Sergeant Brad Ingalls, Officer Tom Novak, and Officer Todd Ramsey, 
Gwinnett County Police Department (view Nomination Video)
  • Bronze: Lt. John Poe, Driver Engineer Lanny Britt, Firefighter Paul Thompson, Driver Engineer Eric Jensen, Firefighter Robert Atcheson, 
and Firefighter Alan Krieg, 
Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services

Public Safety Awards

  • Communications Officer of the Year: Communication Officer Andrea Goins, 
Gwinnett County 911 Communications
  • Public Safety Person of the Year: Police Officer Sr. Justin Richey, 
Gwinnett County Police Department
  • Public Safety Unit of the Year: Central Precinct Day Watch – 
Community Response Team, Gwinnett County Police Department

Lifesaving Award

  • Officer Neil Bullock, 
Snellville Police Department

Medal of Merit

  • Juvenile Firesetter 
Prevention Program
, Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services