The inductees were nominated by members of the Private Officer International association, and voted on by the Board of Directors for their heroic actions during a major life-threatening situation or for their continued professional enhancement of the private security industry.
RICHARD “RICH” WHITE
WHITE SETTLEMENT TX
Shot to death at a church during active shooter incident.
CHRISTOPHER KEVIN JAMES
DALLAS TX Dallas TX
Was an off-duty Dallas police Officer killed at a nightclub in June 2001 where he was working as a security officer.
RICHARD P RODRIGUEZ
As a Veteran of our armed forces, security professional, college and state instructor, supervisor and manager of private security and public safety, Rick has spent most of his life protecting our country and our communities.
WESLEY PAUL FREEMAN
Spent more than fifty years in law enforcement and private security. Sadly he passed away from the Coronavirus in 2021 while serving as a security officer.
SAN JOSE CA
Has spent more than twenty years in service to others including security protection, private security management and owner of a private security agency.
Veteran, Security Supervisor, has given of himself to protect our country and for more than twenty years worked as a security officer protecting life and property. In 2018, while stopping a shoplifter he was stabbed multiple times.
A 23 year security professional who has given much of his life to protect others both as a security officer and a volunteer firefighter.
During his career he has received an officer citation for exceptional service and a lifesaving award.
37 year law enforcement and private security professional. Veteran.
A dedicated officer who has served our community and our country.
A security manager, private investigator who has worked in security management for G4S Security and Princeton Hospital.
A security officer working to protect others was shot and killed in the line of duty.