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Above & Beyond
Honoring Detroit Police, Fire & EMS with the Medal of Valor and Purple Heart 

The DPSF hosted the 9th annual Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony on November 18, 2021 at the Detroit Opera House. Above & Beyond is a beautiful tribute to honor first responders with Detroit Police, Fire and EMS receiving the Medal of Valor and Purple Heart. Hearing the stories of their bravery and heroism always inspire everyone in attendance. 

At the 2021 ceremony, we recognized the Detroit Pistons as our Public Safety Partner and Meijer as the James B. Nicholson City Change Maker. The following first responders were recognized with medals. 



Officer Lenin Amarante    
Officer Terrance Barmore
Officer Danielle Blackburn
Officer Tyler Blackmon
Sergeant Kevin Briggs
Officer Christopher Cintron
Officer John Criswell
Officer Ethan Eisenmann
Officer Kollin Gantt
Officer Joseph Gifford
Officer Abby Johns
Officer James Kansier
Corporal Paul Kraus
Officer Owen Lehr
Officer Rhondell Love
Sergeant Loren Lozon
Officer Eric McCombs

Officer Medrano
Officer Tracy Moreno
Officer Esteban Parodi
Officer Danny Ruiz Cruz
Officer Christopher Smith
Sergeant Kevin Treasvant
Officer Juan Vargas
Officer Alyssa Vogel
Officer Joseph Wafer
Officer Christopher Yocum

EMT Cierra Alexander 
Firefighter Robert Beauregard
EMT Roberto Benitez
Lieutenant Carl Billings Jr. 
Firefighter Joshua Boven
Lieutenant Brian Cross
Firefighter Ryan Ermel
Captain Jeffrey Gaglio
Firefighter Jeffrey Hess
Firefighter Alexander Loiselle
Paramedic Tijerina Maryott
Firefighter David Massenberg
Sergeant Thomas Monks
Firefighter Ernest Moore
Firefighter Jeremy Mullins
Sergeant David Rossi
Sergeant Chris Shinneman
Firefighter Chris Smith
Firefighter Jon Solomon
Sergeant Leroy Williams 
Firefighter LaVaughn Williams
Lieutenant Derrick William

DPD Award Recipients

DFD Award Recipients

Thank you to our 2021 Above & Beyond Sponsors!

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