Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Committee

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Lieutenant John Thompson

Contact Title

Illinois State Police, Office of Governmental Affairs

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The Committee is responsible for developing an annual award program to recognize law enforcement officers, who were killed, seriously hurt, or displayed exceptional bravery or heroism in the line of duty. Working with law enforcement organizations in the state to design, develop, and procure law enforcement Medal of Honor; and selecting an appropriate date or occassion for the presentation.


Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, the term of office of each Committee member is abolished on October 1, 2023. The terms of the Committee members appointed on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly shall be as follows: one of the members shall be appointed for a term of one year, one member shall be appointed for a term of 2 years, and 2 members shall be appointed for terms of 3 years. Thereafter, the Committee members shall hold office for 4 years.

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4 members: 4 appointed by Governor; 1 sheriff; 1 chief of police from other than Chicago; 1 representative of a statewide law enforcement officer organization; 1 retired Illinois law enforcement officer; Ex-officio: Director, Dept. of State Police; Superintendent, Chicago Police Dept.; Director, Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers' Training Board.


Director of Illinois State Police


20 ILCS 3985/2001

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Brown, David Statute Superintendent Chicago Police Department
Vacant Governor Member, Statewide law enforcement officer organization
Byrd, David 10/01/2025 02/09/2024 Governor Member, Chief of Police (outside of Chicago) DeKalb
Kelly, Brendan Statute Director State Police
Calloway, Keith Statute Executive Director, Law Enforcement Officers Training Board
Idleburg, John D. 10/01/2026 03/08/2024 Governor Member, Sheriff Lake
Dye Sr., Calvin 11/01/2026 03/15/2024 Governor Member, Retired Law Enforcement Officer St. Clair