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Community Heroes and Awards

The University of Minnesota Police Department partners with members of the community to maintain a safe and secure campus. We recognize those citizens who assist in preventing, stopping, and solving crime with special awards throughout the year. We also recognize outstanding performance by the officers and staff of the the UMPD.

 

UMPD Citizens Awards

On June 27, 2012 we recognized Khalid Ali, Mohamed Hassan, Said Abdirashid Jeylani, Hussein Mohamed, Abdi Nur and Guled Omar who are from 17-18 years of age with Life Saving Awards. They were walking across the Washington Aveune Bridge on campus to attend the high school graduation for friends on June 5th, 2012. While others on the bridge that day watched, this group of young men acted. They all grabbed the male trying to go over the railing of the bridge, guided him over to the enclosure, calmed him down, and summoned UMPD. When officers arrived he was calmed down and was easy for officers to transport. This incident is a reminder that when the community works together with the UMPD it benefits all.


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2010 - 2011
UMPD Awards

MEDAL OF MERIT
Officer Gabe Grout
Officer Jessica McDonough

MEDAL OF COMMENDATION
Sergeant Ryan Rivers
Officer Lara Bauer
Officer Tom Bohrer
Officer Gabe Grout
Officer Ryan Hermes
Officer Kong Moua
Officer Scott Rondeau
Officer Sam Schooler
Officer Brent Solie
Officer David St. Cyr
Officer Beth Thomas
Officer Meng Vang
Officer Mike Welsh
Officer Long Xiong

MEDAL OF VALOR
Sergeant Peter Reineke

LIFE SAVING
Sergeant Jim Nystrom
Officer Tom Bohrer
Officer Dan Farrar
Officer Todd Haugaard
Officer Jess McDonough
Officer Scott Rondeau
Officer Long Xiong

 
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