Awards & Recognition

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • From: Kansas City Police Department
  • When: June 29, 2017
  • For; Meritorious services rendered for locating missing person Toni Anderson and her vehicle on March 9,2017
  • Where: Kansas City, Missouri

 

  • Letter of Appreciation
  • From: Jersey County, IL Sheriff’s Office
  • When: June 1, 2017
  • For: Our help in conducting a search for missing person William McPike
  • Grafton, Illinois

                                

  • Ohio’s Finest Civilian Award 2015
  • From: Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio
  • When: June 19, 2015
  • For: The hard work and dedication to finding missing person Tony Luzio Jr
  • Where: Columbus, Ohio

 

  • Certificate of Commendation
  • From: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
  • When: June 19, 2015
  • For: Receiving the Ohio’s Finest Civilian Award 2015
  • Where: Columbus, Ohio

 

  • Civilian Citation
  • From: The Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association
  • When: February 9, 2015
  • For: The hard work and dedication on the missing person case of Tony Luzio Jr
  • Where: Columbus, Ohio

 

  • Letter of Thanks
  • From: Delaware County Sheriff’s Department; Det. Jeff Bessinger
  • When: February 9, 2015
  • For: The assistance in resolving the missing person case of Tony Luzio Jr
  • Where: Columbus, Ohio

 

  • Letter of Thanks
  • From: Delaware County Sheriff’s Department; Sheriff Russell Martin
  • When: October 24, 2015
  • For: Our dedication and hard work assisting them on the disappearance of Tony Luzio Jr, located the car and victim on October 21, 2014[missing 9 1/2 years]
  • Where: Columbus, Ohio

 

  • Letter of Thanks
  • From: Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Officer Tim Lay
  • When: June 6, 2012
  • For: Locating drowning victim of a boating accident on Rend Lake
  • Where: Sesser, Illinois

 

  • Letter of Thanks
  • From: Columbia County Sheriff’s Department; Lt Chuck Brewington
  • When: February 3, 2012
  • For: Located December drowning victim and stayed over to train them on their sid eimage sonar unit
  • Where: Olustee, Fl

 

  • Letter of Gratitude
  • From: St Charles Parrish Sheriff’s Department; Sheriff Greg Champagne
  • When: March 9, 2011
  • For: Located drowning victim in the Mississippi River
  • Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

 

  • Letter of Thanks
  • From: Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Robert Hertz
  • When: June 19, 2010
  • For: Locating drowning victim in Holiday Shores Lake
  • Where: Holiday Shores, IL

 

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • From: Tennessee Bureau of Investigations
  • When: January 2, 2010
  • For: Assisting in a homicide investigation
  • Where: Savannah, TN

 

  • Letter of Thanks
  • From: Collin County Sheriff’s Department; Major Chuck Ruckel
  • When: January 11,2010
  • For: Locating drowning victim
  • Where: McKinney, Texas

 

  • Letter of Thanks
  • From: Texas Parks & Wildlife; Capt Gary Dugan
  • When: December 12, 2008
  • For; located drowning victim in Richland Chambers Lake
  • Where; Corsicana, Texas

 

  • Letter of Thanks
  • From: Texas Parks & Wildlife; Garry Collins
  • When: December 8, 2008
  • For: Located drowning victim in Ray Hubbard Lake
  • Where: Garland, Texas

 

  • Letter of Thanks
  • From: Oklahoma Department of Public Safety; Chief of Patrol Van Guillotte
  • When: October 2, 2007
  • For: Assisted Oklahoma Highway Patrol in locating and recovering missing boat from boating accident on Kaw Lake
  • Where: Kaw, Oklahoma

 

  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • From: Texas EquuSearch
  • When: June 2007
  • For: Outstanding dedication and support
  • Where: Houston, Texas

 

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • From: Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • When: March 22, 2007
  • For: Located 8 year old drowning victim from a boating accident on Clinton Lake
  • Where: Clinton, IL
  • Also received Thank you letter from Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Rafael Guitierrez and from Mt Moriah Christian Church

 

  • In Appreciation Award
  • From: Salem Fire Department
  • When: August 12, 2006
  • For: Giving our time to enhance their ability to use side image sonar
  • Where: Salem, Wisconsin

 

  • Outstanding Citizen Award
  • From: Southwestern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission & Southern Illinois Police Chief’s Association
  • When: January 18, 2006
  • For: May 2005 located vehicle with missing retired school teacher who had been missing for 3 years in the Mississippi River
  • Where: Alton, IL
  • Also received Thank You letter from Alton’s Chief of Detectives David Hayes
  • Received a Congratulation letter from House of Representative Jerry Costello in January 2006 for receiving the Outstanding Citizen’s Award