On May 12, 2011, Jackson Field Office Special Agent Matt Dunne was a recipient of one of Mississippi’s 2011 Top Cop Awards. These awards are presented each year to outstanding federal, state, and local law enforcement officers by the Mississippi Center for Police & Sheriffs. The ceremony took place during Mississippi’s annual Police Memorial & Appreciation Day luncheon.
The National Association of Police Officers launched this awards program in 1994 as a means to pay tribute to those officers who serve above and beyond the call of duty. These officers are nominated for this honor by their fellow officers for outstanding service during the preceding calendar year.