National Law Enforcement Week, the week of May 15, was established in 1962. Events across the country honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
2018 Awards Ceremony
On Friday May 18, the Arvada Police Department held its annual awards ceremony at the Arvada Center to honor its members and their service to the community. The Awards included:
- Distinguished Service Medal
- Officer Dustin LeDoux
- Officer Shanell Glynn
- Officer Brandon Valdez,
- Sgt. Greg Luby
- Life Saving Award
- Sgt. Amity Losey,
- Officer Ben Marshall,
- Officer Nevada Putnam
- Arvada Police Department Commendation
- Officer Dustin LeDoux,
- Officer Derek Berns and K9 Jax.
- Officer Ryan McCasky,
- Officer Tyler Jenkins,
- Amy Storrs,
- Gabe Steele
- Tracy Suzuki Cooley
- Arvada Police Department Citation
- Darlene Ford, Colorado Department of Corrections
- Deanna Nathan, Colorado Department of Corrections
- Officer Marcus Toomey, Colorado Department of Corrections Officer
- Roman Sanchez, Thornton Police Department
Tribute to Fallen Heroes
Also during the 2018 National Law Enforcement Week, the Arvada Police Department Honor Guard paid tribute to their fallen colleagues with an honor watch and wreath presentation. Interim Chief Ed Brady, City Manager Mark Deven, elected officials and other city leadership paid their respects. Residents, businesses and other community members were invited to attend.
Arvada Fallen Officers
W. Michael Northey
Officer Northey was killed after being struck by a car while making an arrest in 1979. Shortly after his death, the W. Michael Northey Foundation was established to assist officers in need and provide scholarships to students in Arvada pursuing a degree in higher education.
Officer Beghtol died in 1961 during Scuba Diving Unit practice at the lake near 60th and Tennyson. The Arvada Police training