May 08, 2014 11:20
Officer Paul Meyer, a 21-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, will be honored on May 12, 2014, in Washington D.C. at the nation's TOP COPS Awards(R) as part of National Police Week.
In November 2012, Paul was involved in a freak accident during a Police Bureau ATV certification course. He suffered severe injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Paul made a remarkable recovery in just 9 ?1/2 months and returned to work in September 2013 in the Bureau's Armory, which is part of the Training Division.
Since the National Associations of Police Organizations (NAPO) launched the awards program in 1994, the TOP COPS Awards(R) have paid tribute to outstanding law enforcement officers across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty. TOP COPS(R) awardees are nominated by their fellow officers for outstanding service during the preceding calendar year.
The TOP COPS(R) are selected by an Awards Selection Committee comprised of national law enforcement representatives who choose one TOP COPS(R) case from each state and U.S. territory.
The TOP COPS Awards(R) are attended by celebrities, politicians, members of the national law enforcement community, corporate donors and other interested individuals.
"I'm very honored to represent the Portland Police Bureau and am humbled by this award. The support that I and my family have received has been nothing short of incredible," said Officer Meyer. "I look forward to meeting fellow officers from across the country whose actions are incredibly heroic."
Officer Meyer has been selected to receive an Honorable Mention award at the 2014 ceremony
To learn more about the TOP COPS Awards(R), visit http://www.napo.org/top-cops/about-top-cops/
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204