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Crime Analyst is honored with Theodore Roosevelt Award
The Theodore Roosevelt Association established the Theodore Roosevelt Police Awards in honor of Roosevelt's distinguished service as President of the Board of Police Commissioners of New York City from May 6, 1895 to April 19, 1897, and in recognition of TR's lifelong admiration for the police.
The first Theodore Roosevelt Police Award was given in 1983 in New York City, honoring the 125th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's birth. In 1991 a second Theodore Roosevelt Police Award was established for the Western New York State region, in 1992 this award was started for the Boston Police Department and in 1995 awards were established for both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, New York. In 1998 awards were created in New Orleans, Louisiana and Nashville, Tennessee. In 2002 an award was started in Los Angeles, California.
Awardees are police officers who have overcome an adversity whether injury, illness or other disability, as Theodore Roosevelt triumphed over the physical handicaps of his youth, and who have rendered, and continue to render, outstanding and praiseworthy service to their respective police department, as TR did in his years as President of the Board of Police Commissioners of New York City.
Curt Todd, a former Evansville Policeman and currently a Civilian Crime Analyst, is Indiana’s first recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Police Award. On March 16th, Robert Bowling vice president of the Indiana chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association presented Todd with the Theodore Roosevelt Award. Bowling is also a police officer in Fischers, IN. Bowling informed guests at the award ceremony he was deeply touched by Curt’s nomination letter and couldn’t think of a more deserving recipient. Other dignitaries attending the event were Fritz Gordner, President of the Indiana TRA Chapter, and Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.
In 1995, Officer Curt Todd sustained an irreversible spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down while assisting fire-fighters with saving the life of an elderly Evansville woman. However, this devastating injury did not curtail Curt’s passion for law enforcement. He continues to serve the community he loves through analysing crime trends. As an analyst, Curt provides critical information to officers about crime sprees and he is responsible for publishing the agency’s crime map. While accepting the award, Curt advised he will continue to serve the community as long as he physically able. The Evansville Police Department is proud to call Curt one of our own.
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