Established in 2016

Since 1998, annually a metro police officer has received The Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Award. Theodore Roosevelt triumphed over the illness of his youth to lead a vigorous and productive life of public service. He had a lifelong admiration for the police. He served as President of the Board of Police commissioners of New York City (1895-1897) and two terms as President of the United States (1091-1909). This award is given annually to an officer or officers who have overcome a major physical challenge or handicap, and who remain on active duty to render outstanding and praiseworthy service to their department and the community. This fund will continue the tradition and honor in perpetuity.