OTOA Awards

Steven Michael Smith Award

Steven Michael Smith
Steven Michael Smith

OTOA Award For Valor


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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