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Eternal Flame Award Nominations

Nominations
Please submit a nomination for an individual, business, and/or Department you feel has demonstrated a commitment to the Illinois Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors. Since our survivors are the backbone to our C.O.P.S. family, it would be too hard to pick individuals to recognize; therefore, they are excluded from consideration of the award – as they are all award winners!
Eternal Flame Award History
In 2007, the chapter board decided to create the Eternal Flame Award.  This annual award recognizes certain individuals, businesses and agencies who have demonstrated a significant and deep commitment to the Illinois chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors. The award is presented each year at the chapter’s Annual Appreciation Dinner in December.  The chapter is indebted to the numerous individuals, organizations and agencies for their commitment to “keeping the memories of our fallen officers burning bright”.

2007
Mr. John Kiple- Wheaton, Illinois
Joliet Police Department
Woodridge Police Department

2008
Mrs Jerry Overman- Springfield, Illinois
Alton Police Department
Orland Park Police Department

2009
Illinois State University Police Department
P.O. Charlie Summers- ISU PD
Sgt. David Krupka- Woodridge PD (deceased)
Bloomington Police Benevolent Association Unit 21

2010
Mr. George Jacob/Brewer’s Distributing-Peoria, Illinois
Mid America Advertising
Illinois State Police, District 9

2011
Kelly Mohr/Butcher Block of Peoria
Alberto Culver/Unilever
Burr Ridge Police Department

2012
Cahokia Police Department/Hero 101 Fund

2013
U-High “Moms”- Bloomington, IL
Cook County Sheriff’s Police/Academy

2014
Doug Wicks

2015
Granite City Police Lt. Jenna DeYong
Running Central (Adam & Marie White, Peoria)
Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department

 2016
Jan Gibson
Culver’s (Rock Falls)
Illinois State Police – Division of Operations
Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office
Lincoln Police Department
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