2024 Awards Ceremony

LEAC Riverside March Field Air Museum


Annual Law Enforcement
Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony


Thursday, April 25, 2024

Cocktail hour: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Dinner Program: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

March Field Air Field Museum
22550 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92518


Honoree Recognitions:
Excellence in Community Service
Distinguished K-9 Team
Investigative Excellence
Lifetime Achievement
Exceptional Lifesaving
Act of Valor
Collaborative Investigation Recognition
Collaborative Incident Recognition
Explorer Scholarships

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To request a hard-copy invitation, contact Marta Tapia at martatapia2471@gmail.com or (714) 376-5969

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor

Event Sponsor

Recognition Sponsors


LEAC 2024 Honorees

Act of Valor

  • Sergeant Robert Montanez - Corona Police Department
  • Detective Robert Slane - Corona Police Department
  • Corporal Mark Tarrant - Corona Police Department
  • Officer Matthew Grier - Corona Police Department
  • Officer Sean Sturgis - Corona Police Department
  • Officer Chad Sisco - Corona Police Department
  • Sergeant Dan Flores - RSO

Investigative Excellence

  • Officer Luis Godinez - California Highway Patrol 
  • Officer Matthew Guzzino - Murrieta Police Department
  • Detective Ryan Eddy - Corona Police Department
  • Detective Stanley Hua - Riverside Police Department
  • Detective William McGuigan - Riverside Police Department
  • Detective Nic Cantino - Riverside Police Department
  • Detective Richard Glover - Riverside Police Department
  • Detective Melissa Brazil - Riverside Police Department
  • Detective Anthony Watkins - Riverside Police Department
  • Detective Brian Caton - Riverside Police Department
  • Detective Richard Kerr - Riverside Police Department
  • Detective Karla Beler - Riverside Police Department
  • Detective Dane Wilkinson - Riverside Police Department
  • Sr. Investigator Mark Carroll - DA Bureau of Investigations
  • Sergeant Josh Hephner - RSO
  • Investigator Jeffrey Andrews - RSO
  • Corporal Gordon Mitchell - RSO
  • Corporal Alfonso Valadez - RSO
  • Deputy Adolfo Valtierra - RSO
  • Sergeant Brandon Mullins - RSO
  • Investigator Michael Gil - RSO
  • Investigator John Negrete - RSO
  • Investigator Mark Hardin - RSO
  • Investigator Veronica Cuevas - RSO
  • Officer Gregory Markel - Beaumont Police Department
  • Officer Salvador Figueroa - Beaumont Police Department

Excellence in Community Service

  • Deputy Ivan Gonzalez-Araujo - RSO
  • Deputy Cat Wortham - RSO
  • Community Service Officer DeChante Manier - RSO
  • Detective Luis Reyes - Hemet Police Department
  • Senior Probation Officer Jack Hansen - Riverside Probation
  • Officer Shea McMahon and K9 Lulu - Riverside Police Department
  • Officer Barrett Covington - Val Verde School District Police Department

Lifetime Achievement

  • Retired Assistant Sheriff Matthew Jimenez - RSO
  • Captain Dan Bloomfield - Corona Police Department
  • Sergeant Richard Youngblood - Banning Police Department
  • Officer Jose Serrano - California Highway Patrol
  • Officer Jennifer Metoyer - Murrieta Police Department
  • Officer Peter Apodaca - California Highway Patrol
  • Retired Sergeant Mike Medici - Riverside Police Department
  • Sergeant Darin Wann - Beaumont Police Department
  • Retired Chief Joe DelGuidice - DA Bureau of Investigations

Distinguished K9 Team

  • Sergeant Richard Youngquist - Corona Police Department
  • Detective David Bee and K9 Kilo - Riverside Police Department
  • Officer Aaron Harwick & K9 Roger - Murrieta Police Department

Exceptional Lifesaving

  • Officer Sean Irick - California Highway Patrol
  • Officer Brett Sanhamel - Corona Police Department
  • Officer Erik Escoto - Corona Police Department
  • Officer Michael Turrell - Menifee Police Department
  • Probation Corr. Officer II Brager Jingles - Probation Department
  • Officer Brett McMillan - Riverside Police Department
  • Officer Michael Boulerice - Riverside Police Department
  • Deputy Joel Hernandez - RSO
  • Officer Pedro Aguila - Hemet Police Department

Collaborative Investigative Recognition

  • Menifee Police Department and DA GIT Team

Explorer Scholarships

  • Ernesto Garcia - Valverde Unified Police Department
  • Nolan Vasquez - Beaumont Police Department
  • Perla Sanchez - Menifee Police Department
  • Sophia Campbell - Corona Police Department
  • Logan Caverly - Riverside Police Department

All Honorees and one guest attend the event as LEAC’s guests. Sponsorships make it possible for the LEAC Committee to offer this to all Honorees, and we look to our fellow community members to join as a Sponsor to show their gratitude to each and every one of our Honorees.

Annual LEAC Ceremony Sponsors
Partial List

The Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their outstanding support to law enforcement.

Recognition Sponsors:

Commendation Sponsors:

BMW Motorcyles of Riverside
District Attorney Riverside County
Riverside Sheriff's Association

Explorer Scholarship Sponsors:


Adams Service Center

The Counseling Team
First Responder Wellness-1
Riverside Metro Auto Group