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1995 Medal of Valor Recipients

Police Officer Jeffrey Alley
Police Officer Angelito Angeles
Police Officer Gerald Ballesteros
Police Officer Edward Broussard
Police Officer Francisco Caingcoy
Detective Thomas Carr
Police Officer Darnell Davenport
Police Officer Henry Izzo
Police Officer Hong Kim Police Officer Darcie Kolar
Police Officer Donald Lint
Police Officer Raymond Mendoza
Police Officer Adam Milecki
Reserve Police Officer Michael Petrusis
Police Officer Jean Salvodon
Police Officer John Sandling
Police Officer Kimberly Watson (Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.)


Officer Angelito Angeles

Police Officer
Angelito Angeles

Planning & Research Division

Officer Henry Izzo

Police Officer
Henry Izzo

Devonshire Area


As Southern California was reeling from the strongest earthquake in recent memory, Officers Angeles and Izzo began rescuing trapped survivors in the now infamous Northridge Meadows Apartment Complex.

 

Officer Darnell Davenport

Police Officer
Darnell Davenport

Wilshire Area

Officer Jean Salvodon

Police Officer

Jean Salvodon
Hollenbeck Area

Their vehicular pursuit of assault-with-a-deadly-weapon (ADW) suspects quickly escalated into a gun battle. Though wounded, Officers Davenport and Salvodon were able to return fire and fend off their assailants.

Officer Edward Broussard

Police Officer
Edward Broussard

Southwest Area

Officer Adam Milecki

Police Officer
Adam Milecki

Southwest Area

Disregarding their own safety, Officers Broussard and Milecki responded to cries for help and entered an apartment building engulfed in flames to rescue residents.

 

Officer Hong Kim

Police Officer
Hong Kim

West Valley Area 

Officer Donald Lint

Police Officer
Donald Lint

Van Nuys Area

On that tragic morning of January 17, 1994, Officers Kim and Lint initiated rescue measures and saved numerous lives from the fires and destruction resulting from the Northridge earthquake.

Detective Thomas Carr

Detective Thomas Carr
Narcotics Group

Caught in a gas explosion and himself injured, Detective Carr immediately began searching for survivors and organized the rescue.

 

Officer Jeffrey Alley

Police Officer

Jeffrey Alley
Southeast Area

Officer Kimberly Watson

Police Officer
Kimberly Watson

Riverside County Sheriff’s
Department

Attempting to arrest two robbery suspects, Officers Alley and Watson were fired upon and returned fire, resulting in the arrest of both suspects.

 

Officer Darcie Kolar

Police Officer
Darcie Kolar
Van Nuys Area

Officer Michael Petrusis

Reserve Police Officer
Michael Petrusis

77th Street Area

Themselves involved in a traffic collision and injured, Officers Kolar and Petrusis rescued the drunken motorist who had caused the accident from his burning vehicle.

 

Officer Gerald Ballesteros

Police Officer 
Gerald Ballesteros

Newton Area

Officer Raymond Mendoza

Police Officer 
Raymond Mendoza

Newton Area

While enroute to the station with an arrestee, Officers Ballesteros and Mendoza were ambushed. The officers returned fire and though injured were still able to direct responding units.

 

Officer Francisco Caingcoy

Police Officer
Francisco Caingcoy

West Traffic Division

Officer John Sandling

Police Officer
John Sandling

West Traffic Division

Officers Caingcoy and Sandling rescued motorists from their vehicles that had become engulfed in flames after being involved in a traffic collision.

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