FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Allen County Sheriff's Department Officer Kevin Surface received a Life Saving Award Tuesday morning inside the Allen County Courthouse. Surface, along with close to 40 other officers with the sheriff's department, were honored as part of a Law Day Awards ceremony.
Sheriff Ken Fries honored 29 men with a Letter of Commendation. Ten officers were given a Bronze Star of Merit.
Tony Buuck, 13, was given a Civilian Life Saving Award for saving his sister, Samantha, back in March .
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry proclaimed the day Tony Buuck day for his heroism.
The following awards were handed out during Tuesday's ceremony.
Letter of Commendation
- Captain Christopher Koop
- Corporal Jason Giszewski
- Officer Steven Stuckey
- Officer Kenneth Litzenberg
- Corporal Tyler Harris
- Officer Thomas (TJ) Hough
- Officer Duane Romines
- Sergant James Rye (ret.)
- Corporal Alan Cook
- Officer Ronell Ronning
- Officer John David (JD) Bleeke
- Officer Jason Baker
- FWPD Patrolman Matt Bell
- Lieutenant Michael Vaughn
- Officer Warren Coonrod
- Sergeant Dean Hoffman
- Officer Brian Heine
- Officer Jack Cain
- Officer John Gerardot
- Officer Scott Borton
- Officer Justin Naish
- Officer Darren Compton
- Officer Timothy Loe
- Lieutenant Michael Bennington
- Corporal Mark Reed
- FWPD Detective Jeff Ripley
- FWPD Patrolman Keith Adair
- FWPD Patrolman Benjamin Young
Letter of Appreciation
- Confinement Officer Thomas Wacasey
Life Saving Award
- Officer Kevin Surface
- Civilian Tony Buuck
Bronze Star of Merit
- Officer Alan Cook
- Officer Brian Jarboe
- Officer Gabriel Furnish
- Detective Lieutenant Troy Hershberger
- Detective Sergeant Geray Farrell
- Detective Corporal John Zagelmeier
- Detective Corporal Josh Lumbcik
- Detective Corporal Keith Wallin
- Detective Corporal Brian Sell
- Corporal Cary Fries
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