The Capitol Police will host its 18th annual awards banquet Thursday at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Almost 50 personnel, including support staff from other Hill agencies such as the Architect of the Capitol and the House Sergeant-at-Arms, will receive recognition for lifesaving, merit, achievement, distinguished service, valor and honor.
The awards committee, comprised of members of the Capitol Police, evaluated the nominations that came in over the past few months and decided on the final recipients of medals and ribbons.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said the awards increase awareness of the work that’s done each year by the agency.
“It’s important for us to officially recognize the numerous extraordinary achievements of our employees and supporters,” she said.