Two Berwyn Police Officers Receive Award of Valor

 Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducationLast month at Moraine Valley College, two Berwyn Police Officers, Officer James Tadrowski and Division Commander Michael Cimaglia were presented with an Award of Valor by Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart. The Award of Valor is given to police officers throughout Cook County who performed acts of heroism and bravery, meeting and exceeding the highest standards in law enforcement.

Officer Tadrowski and Division Commander Cimaglia were nominated by Chief of Police, Jim Ritz for their life-saving actions at a house fire on December 12, 2011. Officer Tadrowski forced entry into the burning residence, and with assistance from Division Commander Cimaglia proceeded to drag and carry an unconscious resident that sustained substantial burns from the flame engulfed house, and saving his life.

The 20th Annual Cook County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony recognized numerous police officers from Cook County and the Chicago Police Department for their outstanding service, professionalism, and acts of heroism and bravery.

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