Police Officer of the Year

Awarded by the Knights of Columbus

Since 1980 the Knights of Columbus has annually sponsored a Civic Awards Night giving recognition and honors to one Rock Island Police Officer who has performed exceptional service.

2022 Police Officer of the Year Honoree: 

Officer Tyler Evans      

Selected By His Peers 

Officer Evans was appointed to the Rock Island Police Department on May 14th, 2018, and is currently assigned to the Field Operations Division.

Why He Was Nominated  

Officer Evans was nominated by his peers for his outstanding leadership, his positive attitude and his knowledge and experience that he brings to the job every day.  In 2021, Officer Evans was awarded the Medal of Honor, a meritorious service award and was the Community Caring Conference crimefighter of the year.  He is commended for his outstanding job of going above and beyond in trying to deter crime in the City of Rock Island.