Awards

UNOA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Law enforcement is hard work and sometimes we may become discouraged by indications that our hard work is not appreciated. The Utah Narcotic Officers Association believes that drug law enforcement presents some of the greatest personal and professional challenges a peace officer can face. To ensure that these efforts do not go unrecognized, special UNOA Awards and Citations will be presented to selected recipients at the annual conference.

To nominate an officer please fill out the Awards nomination form. Forms need to be received before July 31st, 2017.

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THE ROBERT B. HUTCHINGS OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Officer of the Year Award is presented annually to a member of the Utah Narcotic Officers Association in recognition for his/her exemplary performance in a hazardous or life threatening situation. Award nominees have gone above and beyond in the line of duty, by demonstrating extraordinary bravery, dedication and innovation to the eradication of the illegal use, possession, manufacturing or sale of controlled substances in the State of Utah.

It honors Robert B. Hutchings, an agent with the Utah Narcotic and Liquor-Law Enforcement Bureau, who was shot and killed in 1976 while making entry to execute a narcotic search warrant.  Officer Hutchings was the first narcotic agent killed in the line of duty.

Read Officer Hutchings Story


To nominate someone for the awards above please fill out the nomination form.

2017 Award Nomination Form >>

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