Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Committee
Board and Commission Details
Lieutenant John Thompson
Illinois State Police, Office of Governmental Affairs
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.
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.; Executive Director, Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers' Training Board.
Director of Illinois State Police
20 ILCS 3985/2001
|Name||Member Expiration||Member Since||Affiliation||Appointed By||Position||Title||County|
|Brown, David||Statute||Superintendent Chicago Police Department|
|King, Laura||11/01/2023||03/28/2022||Governor||Member, Statewide law enforcement officer organization||Kane|
|Byrd, David||11/01/2023||04/22/2022||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.||11/01/2024||07/21/2023||Governor||Member, Sheriff||Lake|
|Dye, Calvin||11/01/2022||03/28/2022||Governor||Member, Retired Law Enforcement Officer|