Police Officer of the Year

Awarded by the Knights of Columbus


Since 1980 the Knights of Columbus has annually sponsored a Civic Awards Night giving recognition and honors to one Rock Island Police Officer who has performed exceptional service.

2016 Police Officer of the Year Honoree:


Sergeant Shawn Slavish

Selected By His Peers


Sergeant Slavish was appointed to the Rock Island Police Department on April 12th, 1993, and is currently assigned to the Field Operations Division.

Why He Was Nominated


Sergeant Slavish was nominated by his peers for demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities. Throughout the last year, he has worked very closely with his peers providing them with sincere support, assistance and encouragement.