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.

2019 Police Officer of the Year Honoree:

 
 Officer Patrick Richter
  

Selected By His Peers 


Officer Richter was appointed to the Rock Island Police Department on October 2nd, 1989, and is currently assigned to the Field Operations Division.

Why He Was Nominated 

 
Officer Richter is the senior patrol officer in the Rock Island Police Department who was nominated by his peers for his knowledge, personality, attitude and demeanor.