Capt. John Merriman and AOP Brian Baudek were selected Firefighter of the Year by State of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars. On 12 December 2016 they rescued 4 people from burning 2 story apartment building when their crew was short 3 members.
Detective Bradley McKeon was presented with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award at the State of Illinois VFW convention on June 17, 2017. Detective McKeon has been a Joliet police officer since February 2006 and was assigned to the Investigation Division during 2016. He used his extensive knowledge of gang members, convicted felons and human behavior to make the City of Joliet a safer place.