Sunday, May 26th, 2019

G Gathering Valor Awards

Valor Awards



The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2016 Valor Awards, recognizing the bravery and sacrifices of local first responders at the Chesapeake Conference Center.


From left: Virginia Beach Fire Chief Steve Cover, Silver Medal of Valor Award recipient Master Firefighter Joseph Polozzi, and Mrs. Brian (Keith) Asbury, wife of Silver Medal of Valor Award recipient Captain Asbury

From left: Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim A. Cervera with Silver Medal of Valor recipients EMT Barry Kirschner and Officer Paul Chris Bryant

Chesapeake Police Chief Kelvin L. Wright, left, and Gold Medal of Valor Award recipient Officer Michael Hilton

Officer Ryan C. McNiff with his K-9 Partner Krijger, who paid the Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty

Norfolk Police Chief Mike Goldsmith and Bronze Medal of Valor Award recipient Officer Ryan C. McNiff

From left: Norfolk Police Chief Mike Goldsmith, Virginia Beach Fire Chief Steve Cover, Portsmouth Police Chief Tonya Chapman, and Portsmouth Fire Chief Dwayne Bonnette

Chesapeake Fire Chief Ed Elliott, left, and Norfolk Fire Chief Jeff Wise

From left: Bronze Medal of Valor Award recipient Virginia Beach Master Police Officer Edward Donahue, Christine German, Lesley Staub, and Bronze Medal of Valor Award recipient Virginia Beach Master Police Officer Brian Staub

Investigative Merit Award recipient Portsmouth Police Department Detective Robert Cornatzer and Police Chief Tonya Chapman

From left: Investigative Merit Award recipients from the Suffolk Police Sergeant Timothy Cooper, Detective Casey Thomas, and Detective Alex Johnson

From left: Investigative Merit Award recipients Suffolk Police Department Intel Analyst Amanda Lopez, Detective Heather Linville, and Detective Matthew Faubion

From left: Norfolk Police Chief Mike Goldsmith with Bronze Medal of Valor recipients Officer Michael Torian and Officer Brent Leatherman

From left: Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim A. Cervera with Bronze Medal of Valor Award recipients Virginia Beach Master Police Officers Paul K. Lynch, Brian Staub, and Edward Donahue