Awards & Recognitions

On April 21, 2016, the Beaverton Police Department held its Annual Service Awards Ceremony. This ceremony was created to honor the members of the Department as well as citizens in our community.

Each year an internal Awards Committee reviews all submissions and determines what events rise to the level of an award. 2016 award recipients are as follows.

Reserve Officer of the Year


  • Nate McGuire

Service Recognition Award


  • Ryan Mills – 25 years
  • Kim Rendsland – 25 years

Unit Commendations


Awarded to any unit, shift or division whose members, as a group, performed in a manner, which if performed by an individual, would merit recognition in the form of a Distinguished Service Medal.

  • RegJin Team
  • Bike Team
  • Westside Narcotics Team (WIN)

K9 Service Award


  • Officer Ken Magnus and Jago
  • Officer Steve Anderson and Alex

Medal of Valor


Awarded to officers who voluntarily distinguish themselves through a conspicuous act of gallantry and heroism, in circumstances where the officer was fully aware of the threat and acted above and beyond the call of duty at the risk of life and limb.

  • Patrick Antoine
  • Dan Cotton
  • Jeffrey Flory
  • Ryan Potter
  • Michael P Smith

Purple Heart


The Purple Heart is awarded to members who sustain a serious physical injury or dies while taking proper police action.

  • Scott Burke

Lifesaving Medals


Awarded for saving a human life, or for valiant lifesaving efforts, even though the victim may perish. This award may be bestowed with any other award, if merited.

  • Sean Hinkley
  • Christian Corning
  • Anthony Jenkins
  • Thomas Crino
  • Ed Mastripolito
  • Aaron Oberst
  • Erik Sonnenberg(Metro West Ambulance)

Distinguished Service Medals


Awarded to any sworn or non-sworn Department member or volunteer for an act(s) of outstanding or ongoing performance in which the nominee demonstrated in great degree exceptional communicative accomplishments which further the goals of community policing.

  • Nick Coplin

Dan Bortolin Community Service Medal


Awarded to any sworn, non-sworn department member, or volunteer, for an act(s) of outstanding or ongoing performance which the nominee demonstrated in great degree, exceptional communicative accomplishments which further the goals of the community policing and/or shows acts of selflessness, personal courage, and devotion to the community.

  • Robert Friedler
  • Consuelo Star

Officer of the Year


The Officer of the Year Award is intended to recognize one sworn member from the Department for their outstanding service to the community and/or to the Department during the past year. The award reflects continuous service throughout the year and not a single event.

  • Dan Coulson

Civilian Employee of the Year


The Civilian Employee of the Year Award is intended to recognize one non-sworn employee from the Department for their outstanding service to the community and/or to the Department during the past year. A non-sworn employee refers to any full or part time employee working in the Department. This award reflects continuous service throughout the year and not a single event.

  • Consuelo Star

Chief's Award


This award is granted for outstanding achievement by a Beaverton Police Department employee that brings credit to the Department and which involves performance well above and beyond that which is required by an employee's basic assignment.

The criteria includes, but is not limited to: attendance, productivity, organizational commitment, sustained high level of work product and work ethic, judgment, decisiveness, sensitivity, and leadership.

  • Randy Gottwald