A compelling and inspiring event recognizing

San Diego County residents who have  responded

with great courage in the face of violent crime.

2019 RECIPIENTS

DONNA COOPER

Victimized by an unlicensed dentist, Donna suffered significant injuries that required repeated corrective surgeries.  She cooperated with investigators and provided key testimony during trial.

DYLAN GRAHAM

After he and his student were kidnapped at gunpoint and forced into a car, this high school coach acted with bravery and quick thinking to disarm the kidnapper and allow both to escape safely.

    DYLAN AND MARISSA MABRITO

In spite of the likelihood of substantial negative consequences, this mother and son demonstrated extraordinary moral courage by providing DNA to investigators working to solve a cold case homicide.

MARK LOPEZ AND FERNANDO MELENDEZ

Two men who came to the aid of a stabbing victim and were suddenly targeted by the attacker who fired a crossbow at them, leading to a struggle that ended with the suspect’s arrest.