OTOA Awards

Steven Michael Smith Award

Steven Michael Smith
Steven Michael Smith

OTOA Award For Valor

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Steven Michael Smith Award for Valor

This prestigious award is presented each year to the person, persons, or team who distinguish oneself or themselves through valorous actions during a life threatening action.Any person can nominate an individual or group who qualifies for recognition under the below criteria.

A selection committee reviews a situation in which the nominated individual or group clearly acted without regard for his or her own life to save a fellow officer or an innocent victim or victims. The situation eligible for review shall be a minimum of one-year previous to the year of the awards banquet.
(example - Banquet in 2017, situation must occur in 2016 or earlier to be eligible for review)
 

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Submission Deadline: April 15

All nominations must include the following:

  • Officers Full Name.
  • Department / Agency.
  • SWAT Team assigned.
  • Documentation of the event; Synopsis of the event in the body of an email or an attached Word document.
  • A contact person to verify the event, actions or conduct.
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