• Award Overview

  • Award Application

  • 2015 Award Recipients


Each year the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund Awards Committee requests nominations for Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Personnel and Civilians who have exhibited extraordinary bravery, professionalism, dedication, and selfless commitment to duty.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Medal Of Honor

To be bestowed upon a member of Public Safety who takes action above and beyond the call of duty, which results in his/her death.

Distinguished Service Award

Awarded for a deed of personal bravery or self-sacrifice made by a member of Public Safety. It involves the risk of the member's own life above and beyond the performance of duty.

Purple Heart

Presented to a member of Public Safety who dies, or sustains serious injury, as a direct result of actions taken in the performance of his/her duty.

Meritorious Award

Awarded for a highly creditable accomplishment bringing public acclaim to him/herself, his/her department or the public safety profession, as a result of devotion to duty or service to the public.

Unit Citation

Presented to a Public Safety Unit that has worked collectively for a highly creditable and unusual accomplishment that involves bravery or selfsacrifice, or the risk of one or more unit member's life above and beyond the performance of duty.

Civilian Award

Presented to a civilian who performs a heroic act contributing to Public Safety. All awards submitted are subject to review by the awards committee and are awarded at the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees of the Camden County Hero Scholarship.

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Inquiries and Nominations

All inquiries and nomination should be directed to the Hero Scholarship office at (856) 768-9656 or by completing the downloadable application.

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Sergeant Michael Kernan
Berlin Borough Police Department 
EMT Christopher Williams
  EMT Joseph Barr
University Hospital - Camden Division
 Captain Jerry Hubbs
Gloucester City Fire Department


Firefighter Lacy Phelps
Firefighter Brian Beach
Camden Fire  Department
Captain Dan McGlinsey
Gloucester City Fire Department
Detective I Thomas M. Rawls
Trooper II Anthony M. Sparacio, III
Trooper II Justin N. Salvato
New Jersey State Police
Patrolman Dan LaFountaine
Lindenwold Police Department
Detective Ed Berwick
Camden County Prosecutor's Office
EMT Constantine Sypsomos
EMT Barry Hunter
University Hospital - Camden Division
Firefighter Howard Lewellen
Firefighter Andrew Komito
Winslow Twp. Fire Department



Camden Fire Department
Captain Joseph Tull
Firefighter Asante Wilson
Firefighter Gamalier Rivera
Firefighter Lamont Steagall
Captain Dan Stratton
Firefighter Brian Beach
Firefighter Davie Diaz
Firefighter Elmy Ramos

Gloucester City Fire Department
Battalion Chief Robert Williams
Captain Dan McGlinsey
Captain Jerry Hubbs
Firefighter Chris Oliver
Firefighter Scott Maksymowicz
Firefighter Phil Kormann
Firefighter Kyle Jeffries
Battalion Chief George Huston
Firefighter Shaun Dannenfelser
Firefighter Gary Pierce
Firefighter Keff Sanderson
Firefighter Kurt Dillon
Camden County Prosecutor's Office
Detective Amy Pisano
Haddonfield Police Department
Sergeant George Custer
Officer Michael Caruso
Officer Danielle Mueller
Brooklawn Police Department
Sergeant Anthony Hirst
Mt. Ephraim Police Department
Captain Brian Conte
Sergeant Michael Beach
Sergeant William Errigo
Patrolman Jonathan Reichelderfer
Bellmawr Police Department
Sergeant Matthew Gillis
Winslow Township Fire Department
Deputy Chief James W. Haines, Sr.
Battalion Chief Michael Passarella, III
Captain Paul Sickler
Firefighter Victor Farinelli
Firefighter Howard Lewellen
Firefighter Andrew Komito
Mt. Ephraim Fire Department
Firefighter Nicholas Buckingham
Firefighter Aaron Holmes
Firefighter Alfred Cooney
Firefighter Daniel Tokolish, Sr.
Firefighter Daniel Tokolish, Jr.
John Carey
Nicholas Luna
Kyree Broadnax
Tim Paulson
Stan Tuttle

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