Honors, Recognition, & Awards

Over 30 years of continuous service, Kevin has been recognized several times.  Torgerson is one of the most highly decorated Sheriff’s Office employees, earning over 25 community, state, and national honors and awards.

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Sheriff's Office & Public Safety Honors

Sheriff's Office Honors

  • Medal of Commendation, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office (1997)
  • Recognized for D.A.R.E. and LE.M.A. activities
  • Physical Fitness Award, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office (multiple times)
  • Attendance Award, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office (multiple times)
  • Medal of Commendation, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office (2000)
  • Recognized for leading the Safe & Sober Program
  • Medal of Commendation (2003), Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office
  • Recognized for efforts at an officer involved shooting
  • Medal of Commendation, Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office (2009)
  • Governor’s Cup Twin Cities Marathon 5k Team Champion 2009
  • Governor’s Cup Twin Cities Marathon 5k Team Champion 2010

Public Safety Honors

  • Medal of Commendation, Rochester Police Department (1995)
  • Recognized for actions during an officer-involved shooting
  • Letter of Recognition, Rochester Police Department (2000)
  • Recognized for years of service on the Emergency Response Unit (SWAT) from 1991 to 1998
  • Chief’s Award of Merit, City of Minneapolis Police Department (2008)
  • Recognized for providing support during Park Police Officer Mark Bedard Line of Duty Death funeral

Community Awards & Honors

  • Friend of Education Award, Stewartville Public Schools (1994)
    • Recognized for service as DARE Officer and Crisis Team member
  • Grand Marshall, Stewartville Summerfest Parade (1996)
  • Voice of Democracy Award Citation, VFW Auxiliary (1995)
    • Recognized for playing Taps at Memorial Day events
  • School Board Appreciation Award, Stewartville Public Schools (1996)
    • Recognized for efforts during a high school and middle school referendum
  • Officer of the Year, Exchange Clubs of Rochester (2005)
  • Mayor's Medal of Honor for City Service, City of Rochester (2007)
  • Dwight Pierson Award, Rochester Track Club (2011)
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State & National Honors

  • Olympic Torchbearer Community Hero, International Olympic Torch Run to Atlanta, Georgia (1996)
  • Citation of Commendation, United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association (2004)
    • Recognized for efforts at an officer involved shooting
  • Certificate of Appreciation, United States Coast Guard (2009)
    • Recognized for Edgar Culbertson’s Memorial
  • Appreciation Award, Minnesota Law Enforcement Torch Run (2004)
  • Hall of Fame Induction, Minnesota Law Enforcement Torch Run (2004)
  • Volunteer of the Year (Law Enforcement), Special Olympics Minnesota (2006)
  • International Law Enforcement Torch Run China Team, Minnesota Law Enforcement Representative (2007)
  • Recognition for 20 Years of Participation, Memorial Guard, Minnesota LEMA (2012)
  • John Carion “Unsung Hero” Award, International Law Enforcement Torch Run (2012)