OTOA Awards

Steven Michael Smith Award

OTOA Awards

The OTOA wants to acknowledge tactically minded first responders and individuals who exhibit commitment, expertise, enthusiasm, support, and/or valorous actions.

Any person can nominate an individual or group who qualifies for recognition.

An awards committee selected by the OTOA board of directors will make the final decision regarding the recipient(s) of the awards.

OTOA STEVEN MICHAEL SMITH AWARD FOR VALOR

Steven Michael Smith Award for Valor
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OTOA Award For Valor - Individual

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Steven Michael Smith Award for Valor

This prestigious award is presented each year to the person, persons, or team who distinguish themselves or themselves through valorous actions during a life-threatening action.

Any person can nominate an individual or group who qualifies for recognition under the below criteria.

A selection committee reviews a situation in which the nominated individual or group clearly acted without regard for his or her own life to save a fellow officer or an innocent victim or victims.
The nomination(s) eligible for review shall be the previous year of the awards banquet.
(example - Banquet in 2022, the situation must occur in 2021 or earlier to be eligible for review)

All nominations must include the following:

  • Full Name.
  • Department / Agency / Organization.
  • Documentation of the event in paragraph
  • A contact person to verify the event, actions or conduct

Submission Deadline: March 31

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Send a question to OTOA Awards Chairman - Ramon Diaz

Submission Deadline: March 31

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