Chief Dave Cameron Memorial Scholarship
Through his professionalism, dedication and personality, Chief Cameron influenced law enforcement throughout his career as well as during his tenure on the IACP Executive Committee. IACP Executive Director Dan Rosenblatt and his wife Lonie Hassel chose to demonstrate their support of the IACP Foundation and the SELECT program by permanently endowing this scholarship, which will provide a $1,000.00 award to one recipient annually.
The IACP Foundation is proud to recognize an extraordinary $10,000.00 donation made by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Foundation to further enhance the Dave Cameron Memorial Scholarship. This gift was made in honor of John Clark, former IACP Foundation Board member and General Director of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, upon his retirement. In addition, John and his wife Candi have been personal supporters of the IACP Foundation for many years.
2012-2013 School Year Awardee
Kaegan Schultz, Kaegan’s father, Officer Kevin Schultz of the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department and Pojoaque Tribal Police, gave his life while rescuing a drowning twelve year-old boy from the Rio Grande River. The boy survived, but Officer Schultz did not, leaving behind Kaegan and his mother Cheryl.
Kaegan is a skilled metal worker and an award winning metal sculptor whose work has even been presented for auction at the Santa Fe Gallery Association. A colleague who knows Kaegan through the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) organization, describes him as “demonstrating a strong moral focus” after losing his father, an extremely challenging time.
Kaegan says of himself, “as the child of a police officer...I am justice-driven…and I want what is right, not just what is easiest or quickest”. Kaegan is attending the University of New Mexico
2011-2012 School Year Awardee
Michael Brousseau - Attending Jamestown College (North Dakota)
Michael's father, Motor Officer James Brousseau served with the Los Angeles, California Police Department for 15 years before having to retire as a result of grievous injuries sustained on duty.
Motor Officer Brousseau was serving on a Motor Strike Team during the 1992 Los Angeles riots and was responding Code 3 to a call for shots fired and officer needs assistance. He was struck from behind while on his motorcycle at 50 mph, sustaining injuries to both of his knees and lower back.
Returning to duty, in November of 1993, Officer Brousseau was in foot pursuit of an armed robbery suspect and sustained injuries to his hand, shoulder and lower back as a result of a fall from a barbed fence onto the concrete below.
Continuing his dedicatio and returning to duty again, Officer Brousseau was on Motor duty and noticed a speeding vehicle southbound on the Antelope Valley Freeway. He paced the vehicle at approximately 80 mph in a 55 mph zone and, while following the vehicle, Officer Brousseau struck a defect in the roadway and was thrown from his bike striking a concrete roadway divider and landing unconscious in the opposing travel lane. Fortunately, another local officer was nearby and positioned his cruiser in a manner that protected Officer Brousseau. Suffering a head injury, trauma to his cervical spine, lumbar spine and right shoulder, Officer Brousseau underwent surgery and rehabilitation and again returned to duty.
Finally, in 1996, Brousseau engaged in a motor pursuit that turned into a foot pursuit, wrestling with a suspect and resulting in the re-injuring of his back. The results of Officer Brousseau's multiple injuries continued to worsen and he was forced to retire on permanent disability in July 2002.
2010-2011 School Year Awardee
Kelsey Rigg - Attending Anderson University
Kelsey's father, William Rigg, served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Anderson County, SC Sheriff's Office. On May 2, 2006, Deputy Rigg responded to a call for assistance to locate a suspect for a neighboring jurisdiction. In an attempt to make contact with the intoxicated suspect, Deputy Rigg was attacked by the subject, driving him backwards into both the door frame and protruding brass knob on the frame. Deputy Rigg suffered a fracture to his spine resulting in permanent injury to his spinal cord.
2009-2010 School Year Awardee
Michael "Lukey" Woods - Attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Lukey's father, Michael J. Woods, served as a Special Agent with the Diplomatic Security Service for over 31 years. He began his law enforcement career as an officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. Injured while providing protective security to a senior U.S. Government official during an overseas mission, he was medically retired after undergoing multiple operations.
Lukey is currently entering the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY and this scholarship award will assist his family in defraying expenses associated with text books, technology & athletic fees, and uniforms.
2008-2009 School Year Awardee
Carey Johnson - Attending the University of Texas at Tyler
Carey’s mother was an officer with the Texas Department of Corrections until 2003 when she was assaulted in the line of duty, resulting in a permanently disabling brain injury. Carey is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, is in the National Honor Society and enjoys golf, tennis, basketball and soccer.
2007-2008 School Year Awardee
Dale Anderson - Attending Bryant University
Dale recalls, "I remember when I was six and my father (a Roxbury, MA police officer) used to read to me...I know what I need to do in order to create a better living situation for my family and to try my best to show my father that his work did not go to waste."