Cedar City Police Award Banquet Honors Dedication3 min read

By May Hunter for Iron County Today

A night to recognize and celebrate the great accomplishments of officers, staff, and citizens was held on May 16, 2014 at the Heritage Center. Cedar City Police Chief, Darin Adams expressed his gratitude to the members of the awards committee for their work and dedication to this event. A special thanks to the many volunteers, who freely give of their time to aid us in our mission of keeping the peace and keeping our community safe.

As always, and most importantly, Chief Adams wanted to express his deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to many remarkable individuals, who without them, we would not be who we are, where we are, and what we are as law enforcement individuals and staff. As always, he was speaking of the spouses and family members. Their continuous support and consistent sacrifice are so much appreciated, and they are the reason for our success both with the profession and in life.

As you know, Chief Adams stated, this noble profession, with which we are all privileged to be associated, present a myriad of challenges to the law enforcement officers and their families. He expressed his deepest gratitude to each of them and the members of their families. Also, for their remarkable dedication to serving our community, our neighbors, and each other. This last year has been challenging and we have seen the absolute best of all of them to rise to meet the challenge placed before them. They have demonstrated professionalism, compassion, and commitment to their chosen duty.

One of Chief Adams favorite quotes is from Edmund Burke, who said, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing.” Each of his staff represents the best of humanity, dedicating themselves to making a difference and fending off the evils around us.

He is immensely proud of all the staff and thanked them for their willingness to do such a difficult job.

May 12th marked the beginning of National Police Week, and they hold this award banquet in conjunction with the sacred week of remembrance, reflection, and honor. It was back in 1962,  that then, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and this week in which that date falls as Police Week. We, along with thousands of other law enforcement officers continue that tradition and tribute today.

We lost far too many officers throughout our State and our great Nation in the line of duty. It has  been said that “when a police officer is killed, it’s not an agency that loses an officer, it’s an entire nation.” It continues to be challenging with tremendous hardships and sacrifices endured across our nation. However, our first responders continue to diligently serve and protect us all.

Several officers, staff, and citizens were honored for their exceptional commitment, and dedicated service to our community.

Together, the Cedar City Police Department form a formidable force dedicated to upholding justice, protecting our communities and fostering a safer society for all.

If you see a police officer around town, simply tell them that you appreciate all the work they do  and thank them for keeping you safe!

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth  doing.”-Theodore Roosevelt


Cedar City Police Department Special Recognition and Awards:

  • Medal of Valor-Caption Aaron Condie.
  • Citizen Commendation Award-Retired Sergeant Ryan Bauer.
  • Life Saving Award-Officer Ron Condie.
  • Citizen Commendation-Eric Witzke.
  • Outstanding Volunteers of the Year-Rob & Judi O’Brian.
  • Lifesaving Award-Officers Brandon Foster, Marshall Gunter, Jacqueline Hammack, and Cpl. Aaron Condie.
  • Citizen Commendation-Mary & Greg Thurner.
  • Citizen Commendation-Tim & Melissa Adams.
  • Metal of Valor-Marshall Gunter.
  • Cedar City Police Award-Agent Tyler Olsen.
  • Citizen Commendation-Dr. Zachary Francisco.
  • Outstanding Employee of the Year-Daniel Bowler.
  • Outstanding Employer of the Year-Sgt. Bryan Moore.
  • Outstanding Employee of the Year-Cpl. Tyler Uresk.
  • Chief’s Award-Sgt. Justin Ludlow.
  • Oath of Administration-All Police Department employees signed the “Oath of Honor”.


Congratulations to all those who received awards!


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