Citizens, officers honored at IMPD ceremony

(WISH Photo/John LeSage)
(WISH Photo/John LeSage)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Those who went above and beyond the call of duty were honored at a ceremony on Friday.

IMPD’s top brass recognized the selfless acts of officers, civilian employees, and community members.

Among the awards handed out was the Medal of Merit, the Medal of Bravery, the Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart.

IMPD Chief Rick Hite says the actions of those honored are what makes him proud of the department.

“So today is your day, you’re going to receive your awards, receive your ribbons. But this is only a small token of our thanks for the hard work and going beyond. God bless you, and thank you,” Chief Hite said.

24-Hour News 8’s Julian Grace served as master of ceremonies for the event, which was held in the Clowes Auditorium at the Central Library. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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    […] Citizens, officers honored at IMPD ceremony | I sat through this ceremony on Friday and watched the city and the department honor around a hundred or so sworn officers and civilian employees. As the announcers read-off the details of the act that earned each officer their respective award, I couldn't help but think about how each of those acts were basically "business as usual" for my brothers and sisters on IMPD. There were a few incidents read-off that I recognized or remembered from the media, but most of them were news to me. The media loves to report on the handful of bad things that happen within our organization, and there are those in the city who would have you believe that those few bad acts define the department. Shenanigans I say. It's the hundred or so noteworthy acts of unselflessness, and countless other everyday-occurring acts of unselflesness, heroism, valor, and being just plain great people that define our organization. Thanks to the city for taking the time to recognize that about IMPD. VUPDblue's Rule #1: Don't be a jerk. Marion County Fish and Game.Central Indiana's best shooting sports facility! Rules of the INGO Classifieds INGO rules of conduct INGO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Reply With Quote […]

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