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Springfield- Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Leo P. Schmitz was joined by ISP command staff members to recognize the noble contributions made by sworn and civilian members of the Illinois State Police, government agencies, and the public.
The Awards Ceremony was held October 31st at Hope Church in Springfield and paid tribute to the acts of heroism and professionalism displayed by the men and women who were honored during the event.
Each award recipient was recognized for their exemplary service to the ISP and the citizens of Illinois.
"The courageous dedication to service displayed each and every day demonstrates the commitment the men and women of the ISP have in protecting the citizens of Illinois," said ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz. "I am proud to serve alongside every one of them," he added.
Among the award recipients was Trooper Cory Fox, District 14 - ISP Officer of the Year.
Trooper Cory Fox is skilled in the detection of impaired drivers and criminal patrol.
Trooper Fox's hard work ethic combined with his tenacity, continues to be reflected in his unwavering dedication to the citizens of Illinois and the Illinois State Police.
He retains a high level of activity in a wide variety of areas such as traffic enforcement, motor carrier safety, and criminal law violations.
His motivated and dedicated to go above and beyond the call of duty.
In November 2017, Trooper Fox was the first Trooper to receive the prestigious "Trooper Brian McMillan" award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.).
Trooper Fox also received the 2017 Quincy Exchange Officer of the Year award.
His desire to promote highway safety while patrolling not only helps provide for the safety of Illinois citizens, but serves as an example to other officers.
Trooper Fox's continuous efforts to develop himself, encouragement to squad members, and subsequent contributions to highway safety are remarkable.
Trooper Fox is a 2004 graduate of Southern High School and a 2007 Western Illinois University graduate. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Darlene) Fox of Stronghurst and he and his wife Kaila are the parents of two young children.