The following special Heroes were recognized at the Annual Our Heroes Luncheon on 2017.  All worked to make our communities safe and our lives easier each and every day.  Please follow the links below to read their stories.

FHP – Trooper of the Year

Lieutenant Michael Mattiza

HCFR – Firefighter of the Year

Fire Medic Gina Ramacci

HCFR – Paramedic of the Year

Battalion Chief John Perez

HCSO – Detention Deputy of the Year

Deputy Juan Olivares

HCSO – Law Enforcement Deputy of the Year

Deputy Kevin Smetana

HCSO – Reserve Deputy of the Year

Reserve II Lieutenant Todd Adams

PCFR – Firefighter of the Year

Firefighter Paramedic William Wimberly

PCPD – Officer of the Year

Detective Richard Honcharik

TFR – Firefighter of the Year

Fire Captain Justin Baxter

TIA Police – Officer of the Year

Detective Matt Ewing

TPD – Officer of the Year

Master Police Officer Roy Paz

TPD – Reserve Officer of the Year

Reserve William “Reese” Dial

TTFD – Firefighter of the Year

Firefighter David Burton

TTPD – Officer of the Year

Corporal Wendy Shughart

USFPD – Officer of the Year

Officer Magali Santiago

TY TTPD – Outstanding Officer

Captain Greg Pauley