Hall of Fame and Unsung Hero

Hilary Benjamin, Dave Hedley and Jack Allen

The Hall of Fame and Dave Hedley Unsung Hero Awards were created as a way to recognize outstanding individuals who have significantly contributed to the Montana Torch Run.

The Dave Hedley Unsung Hero Award was created to honor the memory of Dave Hedley, Sanders County Sheriff’s Office and his many contributions to the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Montana.  Inductees for the Dave Hedley Unsung Hero Award may be sponsors, volunteers or law enforcement.

The Hall of Fame Award will acknowledge those in law enforcement that have gone above and beyond in furthering the Torch Run. If you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the success of the Montana Torch Run, please nominate them. Inductees will be announced during the Montana Torch Run Kick-Off Conference.

Download Dave Hedley Unsung Hero & Hall of Fame Award Nomination Packet

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2017
Randy & Megan Cameron – Wheatland County Sheriff’s Office

2016
Mark Hernandez – Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

2015
Domingo Leveque-Zapata – Helena Police Department

2014
Mark Horner – Missoula Police Department

2013
Tina Hoeger – Billings Police Department

2012
Dave Hedley – Sanders County Sheriff’s Office
Bob Wojciechowski – Cascade County Sheriff’s Office

2011
Chere’e Miller – US Border Patrol

2010
Truman Tolson – Missoula Police Department

2009
Kevin Myhre – Lewistown Police Department

2008
John Fosket – Helena Police Department

2007
Peggy Ash – Bozeman Police Department

2006
Jason Johnson – Missoula County Sheriff’s Office
Michelle O’Neil – Kalispell Police Department

2005
Jack Allen – Great Falls Police Department
Ken Dove – retired Billings Police Department
Jeff Fauque – Glacier County Sheriff’s Office
Grant Holle – retired Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Mike Pfau – Missoula County Sheriff’s Office
Jerry Williams – Montana Law Enforcement Academy

DAVE HEDLEY UNSUNG HERO AWARDS

2017
Chief Mike Brady – Missoula Police Department
Marcus Cook – Montana Highway Patrol
Ben Fisher – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
Jerry Benge – US Border Patrol

2016
Chris Colgan – Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office
Tim Hornung – US Marshals Service
Shawn Lashway – Helena Police Department
David Wollschlager – US Marshals Service
Gabe Zeiler – Richland County Sheriff’s Office

2015
Anthony Beehler – Montana Highway Patrol
Kevin Evans – Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office
Brian Gootkin – Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office
April Phillips – Sanders County Sheriff’s Office

2014
Art Collins – Montana Highway Patrol
Mark Daniels – KSEN, Shelby MT
Dana, Star & Jamie Darko – Great Falls, MT
Lisa Hunter – Department of Corrections

2013
Mary Armstrong – Big Sky Area
Eva Burman – Dawson County Correctional Facility
Domingo Leveque-Zapata – Helena Police Department
Jason Parce – Kalispell Police Department

2012
Mark Horner – Missoula Police Department
Gordon Schmill – Missoula County Sheriff’s Office
Wayne Ternes – POST
Jeff Whitlow – US Border Patrol

2011
Loren Hochhalter – Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office
Chad Kriskovich – Butte Silverbow LEA
Steve & Diane Proefrock – Cut Bank, MT
Ken Walund – Anaconda Police Department

2010
Dave Hedley – Sanders County Sheriff’s Office
Tina Hoeger – Billings Police Department
Derek Mahlum – Havre Police Department
Tim Mueller – Montana State Prison

2009
Mark Hernandez – Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office
Angela Johnson – Missoula, Montana
Doug Sappington – Great Falls, Montana
Bob Wojciechowski – Cascade County Sheriff’s Office

2008
John Graham – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
Bridger Kelch – Whitefish Police Department
Chere’e Miller – US Border Patrol
Jerry Osborne – Flathead Valley
Truman Tolson – Missoula Police Department

2007
Gary Chelgren – CARQUEST Auto Parts – Billings
Gregg Edelen – Butte Silverbow LEA
Chief Lynn Erickson – Glasgow Police Department
John Fosket – Helena Police Department
Marsh Larimore – Penguin Plunge – Kalispell
Terri Sappington – Special Olympics Montana

2006
Teresa Manlove & Kevin Henry – Capital Family Mortgage – Missoula
Duane Chelgren – CARQUEST Auto Parts – Billings
Tawny Gray – LETR Athlete Ambassador
Sherry Gray & Dave O’Hern – Five Valleys Area
Tom Ihde – Richland County Sheriff’s Office
Brian Sommers – Fish, Wildlife & Parks

2005
Judy Gephart – First Interstate Bank of Whitefish
Jeff Jergens – Toole County Sheriff’s Office
Roger Miller – Five Valleys Area Director for SOMT
Michelle O’Neil – Kalispell Police Department
Sheryl Shockley – Yellowstone Valley Area Torch Run Liaison

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