Below are the other black law enforcement officers and first responders honored in a recent ceremony:
Sgt. C.A. "Tony" Bolland, a 25-year member of the West Virginia State Police.
Lt. Reginald Patterson, a 17-year member of the West Virginia State Police.
James L. Johnson, former Charleston police patrol sergeant and currently investigator for the West Virginia Civil Rights Commission.
Ivin B. Lee, former executive director of the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, former corporal and sergeant for the Charleston Police Department and former chief of police of Dunbar.
Dallas S. Staples, former chief of the Charleston Police Department.
Carl O'Neal, nominated as deputy of the year with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
Gale A. Teare, former victim services coordinator with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
Calvin H. Hicks, former captain with the Charleston Fire Department.
Matthew P. Jackson, former member of the Charleston Fire Department who held the ranks of lieutenant, captain, training officer and acting assistant chief.
Chuck Overstreet, first black chief and current chief of the Charleston Fire Department.
Kenneth E. Tyree Jr., former Charleston firefighter and currently captain of the Fire Prevention Bureau.
Those honored in memoriam:
Charleston Police Department - Harvey Bush, Edward Clark, Robert Easley and Edward Leonard.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Department - Jail matron Dorothy Singleton.
Charleston Fire Department - George Coats, R. E. McCormick and Thurmon "Pecks" Straughter.
West Virginia State Police - Barrington Gore.