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32nd Annual Valor Awards

An Inspiring Celebration 

Recap of the 2022 Valor Awards


Held on December 1, 2022, the 32nd Annual Valor Awards honored 22 recipients from 11 different first responder departments.  The honorees represented Chesterfield County Police Department, Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, Goochland County Fire & EMS, Henrico Police Division, Richmond Fire & Emergency Services, Richmond Police Department and Virginia State Police. 

The event was attended by close to 1,000 guests.   Included in the event’s attendees were presidents and executive directors of many prominent Richmond area businesses.  There were also numerous public officials at the event including:  the Police Chiefs, Fire Chiefs and Sheriffs from the 8 localities of the greater Richmond area.  The event was also attended by state and local government representatives including:  the County Administrators for Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover, and Goochland Counties, the Mayor of the Town of Ashland, and Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Richmond, Virginia’s Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, and two former Virginia Secretaries of Public Safety and Homeland Security.

The Valor Awards ceremony was featured in a front-page article of the Richmond Times Dispatch (Dec. 2, 2022) and covered by two local news stations ( WTVR CBS Channel 6  and by WRIC ABC Channel 8).

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About the Valor Awards

The Annual Valor Awards is a signature regional event celebrating the selfless acts of our area’s First Responders. The awards honor local Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Emergency Services personnel who have performed exceptional acts of courage, putting themselves at risk and personal injury.

Now in its 32nd year, the Valor Awards ceremony provides the opportunity for the community to thank these brave men and women for their sacrifices and service. Truly a celebration for the Greater Richmond Region, nominees are submitted by EMS, Fire, and Police Chiefs from seven (7) local jurisdictions (Chesterfield, City of Richmond, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, Powhatan, and Town of Ashland) as well as Richmond Ambulance Authority, University of Richmond Police, Virginia Commonwealth University Police, and Virginia State Police.

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