Civic Awards Night to honor top RI officer, firefighter

A Rock Island police officer and firefighter will be honored during the upcoming 43rd annual Civic Awards Night presented by the Rock Island Knights of Columbus.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Holiday Inn located at 226 17th St. in downtown Rock Island.

Each year, the Knights recognize a City of Rock Island police officer and firefighter, who are chosen by their peers, as honorees for outstanding service. This year, the Knights will honor Officer Tyler Evans as the 2022 Police Officer of the Year, and Lt. Andrew Pratt as the 2022 Firefighter of the Year.

Admission is $20 for adults, and $5 for children 10 years old and younger, and payable at the door. 

The event will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner banquet at 6 p.m. and then the award presentations. A special program will be presented by local elementary students, and entertainment also will be provided.

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