12-Year-Old Honored by EPD for Returning Lost Wallet With Over $2500
“[T]he very appreciative owner has been notified,” Watson tweeted.
Eureka Police didn’t want the good deed to go unrewarded.
“Ty was awarded a Captain’s challenge coin for excellence,” Watson tweeted. “What a fine young man! I’m proud of him. Maybe he’ll join EPD someday.”
According to a letter of appreciation to a similar recipient in 2013 when the award was implemented, the EPD
commissioned the minting of a special “challenge coin” to be awarded to deserving individuals who give of themselves in an exceptional manner. This unique full-color coin represents the Eureka Police Department’s cherished values of VALOR,SERVICE, and COMMUNITY and may be carried proudly. These values are printed on the coin’s face surrounding the Great Seal of the State of California. The reverse side of the coin depicts the emblem found on the Eureka Police Department patch.