MEDAL OF VALOR AWARD

A distinctive honor for Police and Firefighters in Union County.

 

 

Each day our uniformed protectors are involved in dangerous confrontations and life threatening situations here in Union County. Our uniformed protectors perform impeccably to protect the public interest. Therefore, every Spring, individuals that have performed heroic acts above and beyond the call of duty are selected to receive The Two Hundred Club Of Union County Valor Award. Since 1968, we have honored well over 400 police officers, firefighters and State Troopers, each having risked his or her own life to serve the public interest.

The Valor Awards Luncheon also provides an opportunity to take a few moments to reflect on the lives of the uniformed protectors who have died in the line of duty in the previous year. It is with profound respect that we honor the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate price. Each year, Valor Award recipients are chosen in part on the recommendations of the chiefs of police and firefighters in the 21 municipalities here in Union County. They are submitted to our Valor Awards committee for review and final selection. In the Spring of each year our Annual Spring Valor Award Luncheon is held with hundreds of attendees. It is here that these heroes are presented with the Valor Award.

2014 UNION COUNTY 200 CLUB VALOR AWARD RECIPIENTS

                           Richard Trigo                          
Fanwood Police Dept.

Marc Gottlick
Fanwood Police Dept.

Sean Horton
Elizabeth Fire Dept.

Patrick Wirkus
Elizabeth Fire Dept.

Raymond Smith
Elizabeth Police Dept.

 

 

Martin Mogensen
Union County Police Dept.

Kenneth Matz 
Union County Police Dept.

Christopher Aversa
Scotch Plains Police Dept.

Joseph Zito
Scotch Plains Police Dept.

James Richie
Scotch Plains Police Dept.