Nominations for law enforcement, firefighter awards due Feb. 1

The American Legion National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and National Firefighter of the Year awards are presented annually during national convention. It’s an opportunity to recognize the service and sacrifice these men and women provide to their community.

Applications for the awards are online and must be received by National Headquarters no later than Saturday, Feb. 1. Download the National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year application here, and National Firefighter of the Year here.

American Legion departments may only submit one nomination for each award. Applications for nominees can be sent to:

The American Legion, Attn: National Security-Foreign Relations Division, 1608 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006.

For information about eligibility requirements, visit www.legion.org/security.

The American Legion will provide the award winner with travel, hotel and other expenses to the 102nd National Convention in Louisville, Ky., in late August for recognition.

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