Officer John Campbell, Officer Eugene Cowell,
Officer Matt Helfer and Officer Tom Muldoon
Officers Matt Helfer, Gene Colwell, John Campbell, and Tom Muldoon hav...e consistently demonstrated outstanding sustained commitment to the Aurora community by volunteering year after year to prepare and serve the Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge in District 1. For 2015, the officers prepared and cooked 97 turkeys, 44 hams, 35 pans of stuffing, 30 gallons
of gravy, 10 gallons of cranberry sauce, 800 pounds of potatoes, and 200 pounds of sweet potatoes. The meals were prepared as 600 to go dinners for elderly persons unable to attend the event, 2,100 dinners for elderly persons attending the event, and 300 dinners sent for the less fortunate and homeless at the Denver Rescue Mission. While other officers, civilian volunteers, and members of the Aurora Fire
Department assisted with serving meals, these officers took on the bulk of the mission, spending countless hours over the years preparing for and participating in this community event. Their selfless commitment to others is much appreciated by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the hundreds of senior citizens participating in the event whom without this assistance would go without a Thanksgiving Holiday meal.
Officer John Campbell, Officer Eugene Cowell, Officer Matt Helfer, and Officer Tom Muldoon are commended for their actions and are hereby awarded the Aurora Police Department’s Chief’s Commendation.