On February 26, 1997, Officer Oliver Smith Jr. was shot and killed outside of his apartment in Forestville, Maryland, during a robbery attempt while off duty. Officer Smith served as a D.C. police officer for three years and was a lifetime resident of Maryland.
MCVRC presents the Oliver Smith Jr. award to those who have shown courage in protecting the public or a victim from crime. These heroes may not always be police or first responders, they could be a neighbor or a stranger who just happened to be there.
We would love to hear your award nominations. Send your completed nomination forms to [email protected]
Awardees will be recognized at our annual Make a Difference 5k Walk and Resource Fair.