Included this year are Det. Andrew Beuschel for “Valor in Emergency Response” and ETPD Officer Jessica Lettieri for “Meritorious Community Service.”
The National Liberty Museum will present twelve “Awards of Valor” to police officers and firefighters in the tri-state area on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Museum’s Liberty Hall.
Now in its 13th season, the Awards of Valor honors “extraordinary police officers and firefighters for their remarkable acts of heroism and for being role models in their communities.”
Included this year are Evesham Township Police Department Det. Andrew Beuschel for “Valor in Emergency Response” and ETPD Officer Jessica Lettieri for “Meritorious Community Service.”
Heroes are nominated for one of four categories: valor in emergency response — individual: valor in emergency response — team; meritorious community service-individual; and meritorious community service-team.
After receiving over 60 submissions this year from citizens, police and fire chiefs, community activists and town administrators, the judging was then carried out by the National Liberty Museum’s leadership in consultation with Chevrolet, a sponsor for the event.
The stories of the Awards of Valor winners will be displayed in the National Liberty Museum’s Live Like a Hero gallery for one year in a captivating visual exhibit for all museum-goers to see.
“The Awards of Valor recipients have stories that are gripping and inspiring, representing the very best of what the Museum considers ‘everyday heroes’,” said Gwen Borowsky, Executive Director of the National Liberty Museum. “This Award recognizes the brave individuals who selflessly and unhesitatingly put themselves in dangerous situations to keep all in the community safe.”