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(20 ILCS 3985/) Law Enforcement and Fire Fighting Medal of Honor Act.

20 ILCS 3985/Art. 2

    (20 ILCS 3985/Art. 2 heading)

20 ILCS 3985/2001

    (20 ILCS 3985/2001) (from Ch. 127, par. 3852-1)
    Sec. 2001. There is created the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Committee, referred to in this Article as the Committee. The Committee shall consist of the Director of the Department of State Police, the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, the Executive Director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, and the following persons appointed by the Governor: a sheriff, a chief of police from other than Chicago, a representative of a statewide law enforcement officer organization and a retired Illinois law enforcement officer. Of the appointed members, the sheriff and police chief shall each serve a 2-year term and the organization representative and retired officer shall each serve a one-year term. The Governor shall appoint initial members within 3 months of the effective date of this Act.
    Members of the Committee shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties from funds appropriated to the Office of the Governor for such purpose.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

20 ILCS 3985/2002

    (20 ILCS 3985/2002) (from Ch. 127, par. 3852-2)
    Sec. 2002. The Committee shall:
    (a) develop an annual award program, including the creation of all necessary procedures, the identification of the criteria for selecting the recipient or recipients and the providing of the manner by which the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor is to be awarded;
    (b) work with various law enforcement organizations in the State in order to create a cooperative effort in the development and implementation of the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor program, including the selection of an appropriate date or occasion when the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor should be awarded;
    (c) design, develop and procure a Law Enforcement Medal of Honor to be awarded to those individuals who have been selected to receive the award.
(Source: P.A. 86-1230.)

20 ILCS 3985/2003

    (20 ILCS 3985/2003) (from Ch. 127, par. 3852-3)
    Sec. 2003. When developing the standards and criteria for the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Program, the Committee shall place an emphasis and priority upon consideration of those law enforcement officers who have been killed or seriously injured in the line of duty or who have displayed exceptional bravery or heroism while performing their duties as a law enforcement officer.
(Source: P.A. 86-1230.)