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Trooper Domino Receives National Award

trooperdominoA Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol has been selected as one of 10 law enforcement officers from across the nation to receive an award from the National Association of Police Organizations.  RAGBRAIers know Trooper Domino as one of the fine Safety Education Officers that safely help cyclists cross busy intersections during RAGBRAI each summer. 
 
The TOP COPS Award pays tribute to men and women in law enforcement for their outstanding service to America’s communities.  Trooper Mark Domino’s selection to receive this prestigious award stems from his involvement with a situation in October following a bank robbery in Maynard, IA.

On October 30th, 2012, the Maynard Savings Bank was robbed by two heavily armed men.  Following the robbery, the subjects fired shots at numerous law enforcement officers, disabling several emergency vehicles and wounding one officer.  Trooper Domino located the suspect vehicle and began solo pursuit, during which he was fired upon multiple times.  A gun battle ensued and Trooper Domino was shot in the right bicep.  Trooper Domino continued the pursuit despite his injury, and returned fire.  The suspects crashed into a ditch and fled on foot into a heavily wooded area.  Officers from local, county, state, and federal agencies were able to locate the subjects and take them into custody without further incident or injury. 

“It must be said that there were many heroes during this incident who conducted themselves with great valor,” stated Iowa State Patrol Colonel David W. Garrison, “however, Trooper Domino’s heroic determination and extreme courage while under fire went well above and beyond the call of duty.”

The Twentieth Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner will be held during National Police week in Washington D.C.  The ceremony is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Sunday, May 12th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. 

 

7 Comments

Ma & Pa Bartz, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

A well deserved honor for a very good friend & neighbor. A super Trooper any many thanks for what you do.

Kelly ALfers, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

It is a very hard job that i dont feel gets as much respect and honor as should be given. Thanks to all the law enforcement and especially Trooper Domino, you are a blessing to all of us.

Sally Halvorson, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Congrats! You are a “Super-Trooper”! Your son is great friends with my son-in-law!!

Loretta Schouten, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Thanks for all you do! We truly appreciate your dedication and hard work!

Jean Shannon, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Thank you, Mark Domino for all your dedication and for all your sacrifices you have made throughout the years. You are very much appreciated…..

SFC JKL2, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Congratulations. Feel free to stop in for a free beer on me before you kick us out of a pass-thru town this year.

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