On June 7th, MADD’s VIP speaker, Michael Gershe, Executive Director of The Magic of Life Foundation hosted his second annual Top Cop OVI Recognition event in Summit County. The event honored law enforcement officers who have made a positive impact in making the Summit County community safe. The event also raised funds for the foundation to prevent impaired driving and to help those impacted by it. Congratulations to this year’s honorees.
2019 Top Cop:
Trooper Adam Anderson – Ohio State Highway Patrol, Canton Post
Officer Anthony Avalos – Cuyahoga Falls Police Department
Trooper Matthew Boyer – Ohio State Highway Patrol, Akron Post
Sergeant Ryan Burnette – Norton Police Department
Deputy Daniel Cuckler – Summit County Sheriff’s Office
Officer Joe Giacomazza – Hudson Police Department
Detective Bert Johnson – Silver Lake Police Department
Officer Christina Laughlin – Munroe Falls Police Department
Officer Ryan Shelby – Sagamore Hills Police Department
Officer Ken Weinhardt – Twinsburg Police Department
Officer E.J. Wonner – Stow Police Department
Officer Rob Young – Bath Township Police Department
Marty Gershe Community Award: Steve Stahl
The Marty Gershe Community award honors the outstanding achievements of persons who inspire others to live better lives.
Andrew Moncheck Courage Award: Officer Ralph Stover, Tallmadge Police Department.
The Andrew Moncheck Courage award honors officers who demonstrate an exceptional presence in the community with strength and perseverance to keep the community safe. This award is in memory of Andrew Moncheck who was killed by a drunk driver in 2014.
Also in attendance was celebrity emcee Kathy Vogel from 97.5 WONE, and Comedian Jeff Blanchard who roasted Judge Kim Hoover along with many others.