2020 IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year Finalists and Winner Announced
Each year IACP and Motorola Solutions recognize state troopers and provincial police who have demonstrated bravery, courage, leadership, and professionalism. Yesterday, at the annual Division Midyear meeting, the IACP and Motorola Solutions honored four regional finalists, and announced the IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year. View the award program.
“IACP is proud to honor those law enforcement officers who go above and beyond to serve their communities, putting their lives at risk each day.” Said IACP President Cynthia Renaud. “Congratulations to our finalists Trooper Curry, Trooper Fletcher, Detective Hershey, and Trooper Saget. We appreciate the selfless courage, commitment, and professionalism displayed by all the finalists. They are exceptional examples of the heroism displayed by law enforcement officers across the globe. On behalf of the entire association, congratulations and thank you for your public service.”
“State troopers and provincial police exhibit leadership, courage and commitment to community each and every day,” said Jim Mears, senior vice president, North America Sales, Motorola Solutions. “It is our privilege to partner with the International Association of Chiefs of Police to recognize select troopers for their extraordinary acts of heroism. Our finalists demonstrated bravery and professionalism in the face of danger, and they prioritized the safety and well-being of others above their own. Motorola Solutions salutes their actions, honors their sacrifices and deeply appreciates their service.’
There were many submissions detailing the courageous, dedicated acts of troopers in state and provincial agencies that exemplify what it means to serve and protect their communities. This year’s regional finalists are:
IACP State and Provincial Police Mountain Pacific Region Finalist
Trooper Lance Curry - Colorado State Patrol
IACP State and Provincial Police North Central Region Finalist & Winner
Trooper Mark Fletcher - Michigan State Police
IACP State and Provincial Police North Atlantic Region Finalist
Detective Richard Hershey – New Jersey State Police
IACP State and Provincial Police Southern Region Finalist
Trooper Horlkins Saget – Florida Highway Patrol
During the online awards ceremony, State and Provincial Police Division General Chair Colonel Matthew Langer announced Michigan State Patrol Trooper Mark Fletcher as the 2020 Trooper of the Year.
“Congratulations to our 2020 Trooper of the Year Trooper Mark Fletcher. The IACP is proud to honor your courage, professionalism, and dedication to your community. We are grateful to be able to recognize these heroic four finalists that represent law enforcement professionals across the globe. On behalf of the entire association, congratulations and thank you for your service,” said IACP President Cynthia Renaud.