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Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony
"A Blue Tie Affair"
November 1, 2023
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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The 11th Annual Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony, "A Blue Tie Affair", honoring Detroit Police, Fire and EMS, will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at the beautiful Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

The signature event hosted by the Detroit Public Safety Foundation recognizes Detroit Police Officers, Firefighters and EMS personnel for going "Above & Beyond" the call of duty. Recipients receive the Medal of Valor for their bravery and service in the face of great danger. The Purple Heart Award is given to those who were injured or killed in the line of duty, making at times the greatest sacrifice in service for others. The Emergency Medical Merit Award is for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division to honor members for exceptional service.

As we prepare for the 2023 event, we ask you to consider supporting the event with a sponsorship. This event will inspire you and the support from the community is so important for the morale and success of our public safety servants. 

In addition to recognizing our first responders, we will be presenting two awards to outstanding community partners. The Penske Corporation, represented by Bud Denker will receive the 2023 City Change Maker Award. This is to recognize and honor the ways Penske has supported the City of Detroit, especially with the 2023 Grand Prix in Detroit. 


Marathon Petroleum will be recognized as the 2023 Public Safety Partner for its community to supporting public safety initiatives and specifically Detroit Police and Fire. Marathon Petroleum sponsors the DPD Explorers Program, fully funding the mentoring program for youth in Detroit. 


Penske Corporation

represented by Bud Denker 

City Change Maker Award


Marathon Petroleum

Public Safety Partner Award

2022 Event Pictures

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