Deputy Eldon "Ted" Powers, Columbia County Sheriff's Office, was named the first runner-up for the Military Order of the World Wars National Law & Order Outstanding Performance Award during the September meeting at Fort Gordon. Presenting the award were Chapter Commander Col. Susy Roper and Senior Vice-Commander Lt. Rich Herdegen. Powers' wife Mary Anne stands to his right. This award recognizes heroic actions.
SFC Richard Howard, Commander Post 17, Georgia State Patrol in Washington, Ga., was named second runner-up for the National MOWW Law and Order Exceptional Service Award. Presenting the award were Roper and Herdegen. This award recognizes the distinguished service of a law enforcement or criminal justice official.
Trooper First Class Michael C. Niehus, receiving the Augusta Chapter Military Order of the World Wars Outstanding Georgia State Patrol Law Enforcement Officer Award for 2012. Presenting the award were the Chapter Commander Col. Susy Roper and Law and Order Chairman Senior Vice-Commander Lt. Richard Herdegen. TFC Niehus' wife Dana stands to his left.