Officer Alton and Officer Valente receive awards.
The Midlothian Police Department was recently informed that Officer Bruce Alton was selected to receive the Peace Officer Award of Valor from the South Suburban Association Chiefs of Police for his actions in the apprehension of a burglary suspect while placing himself in harm’s way, going above and beyond the call of duty. The award will be presented to Officer Alton at the SSACOP Awards and Installation Dinner on November 3, 2011.
Additionally, Officer Alton has likewise been selected to receive the Cook County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Award of Valor for the same incident. The Award of Valor is given to police officers who have performed acts of heroism and bravery, demonstrating a commitment to serving the public and dedication to their department that goes beyond normal expectations.
Officer Anthony Valente has been selected to receive the Cook County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Award of Merit. The Award of Merit is given to police officers who have consistently performed beyond the call of duty and have shown excellent dedication, attitude, work ethic and professionalism.
Officer Alton and Officer Valente will be presented with their awards at the 2011 Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony on November 16, 2011.