A compelling and inspiring event recognizing
San Diego County residents who have responded
with great courage in the face of violent crime.
Victimized by an unlicensed dentist, Donna suffered significant injuries that required repeated corrective surgeries. She cooperated with investigators and provided key testimony during trial.
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 MARISA 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.