Honor Roll
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is proud to recognise the commitment and service of individuals and programs

The John Carion Award was created to recognize outstanding individuals who have contributed to the success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run on a local, state or community level. The John Carion “Unsung Hero” is someone who contributes to the Torch Run and Special Olympics in spirit, dedication and enthusiasm in an effective and unheralded fashion.

The award was created to honor the memory of Sgt. John Carion, Sterling Heights (MI) Police Department and his many contributions to the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics. The Unsung Hero award is a tribute to Sergeant John Carion, who epitomized the term “Unsung Hero” during his lifetime before his untimely death in a plane crash in January, 1994.

John was a low-key, quiet, but effective leader in the Torch Run effort, especially in the areas of law enforcement volunteerism for Special Olympics and furthering the ideals of Unified Sports in Special Olympics.


2019

John Hohmann
Northern California

Mike McAllister
Ontario

Joe Barca
New York


2018

Rick Allen
New York

Michael Gilbert
Nevada

Amanda Trenchard
Alberta


2017

Eric Abt
Arizona

Rex Caldwell
Washington

Elwood Johnson
Rhode Island


2016

Danny Hall
Delaware

Brian McKnight
Colorado

Joanne Wild
British Columbia

2015

Shawn Byrne
Oklahoma

Alan Keane
New South Wales, Australia

David Ramer
Arizona

2014


Dennis Shaw
Kansas

David Smith
Northern Ireland

Robert Woolsey
Nevada

2013

Mike Beck
Indiana


Brian Bray

Kentucky

Adam Christin
Southern California

2012

Jack Allen
Montana


Steve Nigrelli

New York

Kevin Torgerson
Minnesota

2011

Dave Seper
Colorado


Joan Chang

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)

Shawn Farris
Kansas

2010

Tedd Rutt
Washington


Mark Wollmerhauser

Oklahoma

Randall & Rhonda Bannister
Texas

2009

Vinnie Adler
New Jersey


Michael Nelsen

Utah

Therese Garagan
Alberta, Canada

2008

Michael Pfau
Montana


Jeff Spaulding

Maryland

Judy Macho
Oregon

2007

Jamie Hainsworth
Rhode Island


Kathi Christ

Colorado

Sam Trujillo
Colorado

2006

Greg Shipley
Maryland


Pauline Crompton

Northern Ireland

Robert MacFarlane
New Jersey

2005

Martha Forrest
North Carolina

Larry Timmer
Florida

Don Hull
Oklahoma

2004

Michel Lariviere
Quebec, Canada

John Pratt
Northern California

Rob Steiner
Hawaii

2003

Phil Crosby-Jones
British Columbia, Canada

Ralph Maher
Colorado

John Martin
Vermont

2002

Ken George
Southern California

Thomas Reasoner
Illinois

2001

William Frick
North Carolina

Rich Near
Northern California

Jason Plaza
Wisconsin

2000

Jim Moran
Missouri

Chico Ouellette
Ontario, Canada

1999

William Dalton
North Carolina

Jim Elliott
Arkansas

Frank Mackey
New Jersey

Nancy Mulleneaux
Arizona

1998

Charles Cossentino
New Jersey

Michael Currie Chatham
Ontario, Canada

Gregory Nolt
Delaware

1997

Grant Weyland
Minnesota

Carion Award

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