NRA's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award was established in 1993 and recognizes an exceptional act or service by a law enforcement officer and is administered by the NRA Law Enforcement Division. Nominations are accepted from anyone having knowledge of the nominee's actions. This includes, but is not limited to, the nominee's agency head, other law enforcement officials, elected officials, fellow officers, community leaders, interested citizens, and NRA members.
For eligibility information, award categories, and complete information, click here for the NRA Officer of the Year Nomination Form. Nominations can be sent at any time throughout the year, but must be received by October 15th.
Smith & Wesson, a premier supplier of police firearms, supports the NRA's Officer of the Year Program by providing an engraved firearm to the recipient of this prestigious award.
Officer Marcus Pesquera, San Bernardino California Police Department
The National Rifle Association honors Officer Marcus Pesquera as the NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for showing valor and heroism in his quick, life-saving action during a gunfight that severely wounded his field training officer, Gabriel Garcia, in August 2014.
Click Here to read more about Officer Pesquera's heroic actions.
The NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells recognizes juniors and young adults who take an active part in the shooting sports through individual participation and educational pursuits.
Ms. Marion P. Hammer has influenced many in her fight to preserve Second Amendment freedoms. To honor her pioneering spirit, the National Rifle Association bestows the Marion P. Hammer Women of Distinction Award in her name.