Crisis Response Officer of Distinction dinner, awards to be Oct. 9

Join David’s Hope at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, to recognize and celebrate law enforcement officials who have been nominated for their outstanding service to those in a mental health crisis.

Heroes from city, county, and state jurisdictions are to be honored, according to a press release.

The second annual Crisis Response Officer of Distinction Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Community, Fenlon Hall 10815 N. 84th St. in Scottsdale. The evening begins with sign in and networking from 5:30-6:30, followed by dinner and presentation of awards until 9 p.m., the release stated.

Officer Dan Antrim and Officer Mike Blasko of the Scottsdale Police Department are to be awarded at the dinner, according to the release.

David’s Hope is a 501c3 organization that works to increase collaboration between criminal justice and mental health systems. David’s Hope seeks to divert those with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders away from the criminal justice system and into comprehensive community-based treatment and support services, stated the release

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