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HAPCOA Announces 2019/2020 Aguila Statue Award Winner

November 12, 2021

The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) announces the winner of the 2019/2020 National Aguila Statue Award.

Arturo Venegas
Assistant Director for Regional Affairs for the Western Hemisphere
International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)
Department of Justice-Criminal Division

Due to the COVID related cancelation of the HAPCOA National Training Symposium, in San Antonio, TX, the suite of HAPCOA Aguila Awards was made virtual.

Also selected to receive HAPCOA Awards were:

L3 Harris Communication Technology and Innovation Award
Supervisory Special Agent Jenifer Lynch

HAPCOA Bronze Medal for Community Service
Sgt Johnny Nunez, NYPD (retired)
Global Alliance of Hispanic American Law Enforcement Professionals

Jesse Guardiola
Senior Officer
Tulsa Police Department

HAPCOA Silver Medal for Meritorious Conduct
Carlos Rodriguez
US Postal Inspector
US Postal Inspection Service

Alonzo Pena (Posthumously)
Deputy Director
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Department of Homeland Security

HAPCOA Gold Medal of Valor
Special Agent Brando Mejia
Air Force Office of Special Investigations

Detective Clifton Martinez
San Antonio Independent School District
San Antonio, TX

United States Capitol Police Department
Washington, DC

Metropolitan Police Department
Washington, DC

HAPCOA looks forward to hosting our next National Training Symposium in November 2022 in Los Angeles, CA.

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