TASER has announced the three winners of the first-ever RISE Awards. Winners were selected from over 150 submitted nominations, all of which contained truly inspiring stories that made it tough to select the top picks in each category.
Protect Life Award: Agent Mike Spadafora of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Rockledge, Fla., wins the Protect Life Award for his years-long dedication to fighting child exploitation cases.
Agency of the Year Award: The Lakewood (Wash.) Police Department wins the Agency of the Year Award for their remarkable policing efforts, which saw them rebound from tragedy and realize a 12% drop in person, property, and society crimes in the last year.
Leadership Award: Sgt. Christopher Gavette of the University of Central Fla. police wins the Leadership Award for his admirable guidance and management of his department.