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New Orleans police officers honored during awards ceremony (source: NOPD) New Orleans police officers honored during awards ceremony (source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The eleven officers responsible for tracking down and arresting the suspects responsible for one of the city's largest mass shootings last year were among dozens of officers recognized at an NOPD awards ceremony tonight (Nov. 22). NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials presented officers with awards for outstanding work in the line of duty this year at the event, which was held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. The Fall 2016 Awards Medal Ceremony is the fourth recognition ceremony of its kind that the department has held since 2014.
 
"Our officers put their lives on the line every day to keep the residents and visitors of our city safe," Chief Harrison said. "I am proud to recognize their dedication and devotion to duty and I am honored to present them with these well-deserved awards."
 
The awards were purchased by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.
 
The following officers received awards tonight for their service in the line of duty:
 
Medal of Merit:
Frederick Carter


Medal of Commendation:
Hans Ganthier
Christopher Goodly
Joseph Davis
Eric Gillard
Gary LaCabe
Chad Cockerham
Kevin Williams
Jeraire Bridges
Tony Burrell
Ladarious Johnson
Lawrence Weathersby Jr.
Darius Henry
Stephen McGee
Cedric Davillier
John McIver
Raymond Smith


Medal of Achievement:
Tim Jones

Letter of Commendation:
Kimera Woods
Aristotle Stephens
Kenny Prepetit
Lejon Roberts
Eric Gillard
Steven Gilliam
Gary LaCabe
Jeraire Bridges
Tony Burrell
Chad Cockerham
Joseph Davis
James Doaty
Corrigan Hoffman
Ladarius Johnson
Kenneth Jones
Michael Lane
Sean LeBouef
Willard Pearson
Eric Vihelmsen
Lawrence Weathersby Jr.
Troy Williams
Gerald Lee
Johnny Magee
Bryan Mulvey
Kevin Burns
Andre Carter
Regina Williams
Thaddeus Williams
Kimberly Wilson
Brian Elsensohn
John McIver
William Mullaly
Ryan Rousseve
Cedric Davillier

Unit Citation Achievement:
Gary Lewis
Everett Briscoe
Tristian Carter
Decynda Chambers
Sherife Davis
Stephen Neveaux
Mark Mumme
Justin Almeida
Douglas Butler
Elliott Gray
Joseph Joia
Louis Labatt III
Sharon Mahan
Tony Mitchell
Mark Schmidt
Dominique Williams
Jonathan Burnette
Timothy Jones
Steven Roshto
Ryan Rousseve
Ryne Schuler
Roy Shackelford
Chadwick Taylor
Gary LaCabe
Chad Cockerham
Johnny Magee
Thaddeus Williams
Kevin Williams
Melvin Wiltz


Letter of Lifesaving:

Tomeka Anderson

Cory Lauer

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