The Wounded Blue recognizes the vital role that civilian support for law enforcement plays in helping them fulfill their mission to protect and to serve our society.
To recognize those who go above and beyond, we have created the Citizen’s Award for Valor. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated selfless courage while acting in physical defense of a law enforcement officer who is in danger of injury or death while in the performance of his or her duty.
The Citizen’s Award for Valor is presented by The Wounded Blue to a person whose actions have been reviewed and determined to have met these criteria:
- The individual is not a sworn member of any law enforcement agency
- The individual took action that placed them at risk of danger or injury
- The individual took that action in response to seeing a law enforcement officer or first responder in danger
- The individual demonstrated courage in responding when it was not required
The Citizen’s Award for Valor is a beautiful plaque inscribed with a brief description of the event which led to it being awarded. The award will normally be presented to the recipient by officials of The Wounded Blue, or if it is being awarded posthumously, to a spouse, close relative, or someone else designated by the family to receive it.
Once a nomination has been received, it will be reviewed to determine is the award is appropriate for the action. This process allows us to ensure that the courage and actions of the men and women who support our law enforcement officers are remembered and honored and held us as an example for others to emulate.NOMINATE