HAPCOA Presents Gold Medal of Valor to Washington DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police
(Washington, DC) On December 16, 2021, Members of the HAPCOA National Capitol Region
Chapter presented two HAPCOA Gold Medals of Valor in Washington, DC. One was presented
to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the other to the US Capitol Police.
The HAPCOA Medals of Valor were presented to these two Washington DC based law
enforcement agencies in honor and respect of their bravery and professionalism in response to
the January 6, 2021, insurrection which took place at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
Presenting the HAPCOA Medal of Valor on behalf of HAPCOA were retired MPD Commander
Michael Reese and MPD Lt Raul Mendez. The Medal was presented HAPCOA to Chief Robert
Contee, III, at Metropolitan Police Headquarters during the weekly Joint Operations Command
Center (JOCC) meeting. Attending the meeting were members of the MPD Command Staff.
Also on December 16, 2021, the HAPCOA Medal of Valor was presented to the US Capitol Police on behalf of HAPCOA by retired MPD Commander Michael Reese and MPD Lt Raul Mendez. The Gold Medal was presented to Assistant Chief Bowen, at US Capitol Police Headquarters. Attending the HAPCOA award presentation were members of the US Capitol Police Command Staff.
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