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Sonny Kim, Daryl Gordon among award honorees

Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim (FOX19 NOW/file) Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim (FOX19 NOW/file)
Cincinnati Firefighter Daryl Gordon (FOX19 NOW/file) Cincinnati Firefighter Daryl Gordon (FOX19 NOW/file)

Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim and Firefighter Daryl Gordon will be posthumously honored alongside fellow local firefighters and law enforcement personnel Thursday morning during the 11th annual Beyond the Call event at Cincinnati Christian University. 

The public event will begin at 10 a.m. at the university's Worship & Ministry Center, 2700 Glenway Ave. 

Kim, a beloved member of the Cincinnati Police Department, and longtime firefighter Gordon will each receive special recognition during the service.

Accepting on Gordon's behalf will be fellow firefighters, classmates, and dear friends Firefighter Willie Jones and Firefighter Robert Anderson. 

Both Kim and Gordon died in the line of duty earlier this year. 

The Cincinnati Fire Department will honor three other members at the service:

  • Firefighter Michael Gundrum will be awarded the Honorable Mention for Bravery and Valor.  He is being recognized for his decisive, life-saving actions in a medical emergency while off duty in April of this year.
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Gregory Hissett is being honored with the Community Service and Problem Solving Award for his efforts in raising Down syndrome awareness and coordinating an annual event at Station 19.  The event pairs children diagnosed with Down syndrome with a firefighter for an afternoon at the station, followed by an evening at a Reds game together.
  • District Chief Fred Prather will be a recipient of the Career Achievement Award for his efforts as the District Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau.  Over the last 11 years, he has overseen numerous outreach and educational events.  These events have reached thousands of local children, teaching them the importance of fire, water, and bike safety. 

Cincinnati Police Officers Doris Scott and Justin Moore will also be honored for bravery and valor, while Sgt. Shannon Heine and Officer Terry McGuffey will receive recognition for Devotion to Duty.

Police Officers Alisha Stevenson (Community Service and Problem Solving) and Steven Fox (Devotion to Duty) received honorable mentions. 

In addition to the awards, part of the festivities includes the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Bagpipe Corps and the Cincinnati Police Honor Guard.

Former Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro safety David Fulcher will be a guest speaker. 

The Beyond the Call service is expected to until 11 a.m. and is open to public.

Parking is available.  

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