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Title:Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Committee
Contact Name:Lieutenant John Thompson
Contact Title:Illinois State Police, Office of Governmental Affairs
Contact Phone:217.782.0132
Contact E-Mail:John.C.Thompson@illinois.gov
Function:The Committee is responsible for developing an annual award program to recognize law enforcement officers, who were killed, seriously hurt, or displayed exceptional bravery or heroism in the line of duty. Working with law enforcement organizations in the state to design, develop, and procure law enforcement Medal of Honor; and selecting an appropriate date or occassion for the presentation.
Term:Sheriff and Police Chief--2 years; other appointment members-1 year.
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:n/a
Qualifications:none specified
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:4 members: 4 appointed by Governor; 1 sheriff; 1 chief of police from other than Chicago; 1 representative of a statewide law enforcement officer organization; 1 retired Illinois law enforcement officer; Ex-officio: Director, Dept. of State Police; Superintendent, Chicago Police Dept.; Executive Director, Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers' Training Board.
Chair:Director of Illinois State Police
Authority:20 ILCS 3985/2001

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Fischer, BrentStatuteEx-Officio, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Officers Training BoardNone
Johnson, EddieStatuteEx-Officio, Superintendent Chicago Police DepartmentNone
Kruger, James11/1/20191/13/2017GovernorMember, Chief of Police (outside of Chicago)Cook
Sacia, Jim11/1/20181/13/2017GovernorMember, Retired Law Enforcement OfficerWinnebago
Sandage, Jon11/1/20208/24/2018GovernorMember, SheriffMclean
Schmitz, LeoStatuteEx-Officio, Director State PoliceNone
Ziman, Kristen11/1/20192/10/2017GovernorMember, Statewide law enforcement officer organizationKane