Grassley Praises Four Iowans for Bringing Violent Sioux City Gangster to Justice
WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley is praising the work of four Iowans who collaborated to bring down a Sioux City gang member with a lengthy criminal record ranging from drug dealing to the attempted murder of a Sioux City police officer. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF) Special Agent Todd Monney, Sioux City Police Detective Troy Hansen, Sioux City Police Officer Kevin McCormick and Assistant U.S. Attorney Forde Fairchild are being honored today at an ATF award ceremony in Washington, D.C. for their valiant service that brought Jamal Dean and his associates to justice.
“When violent thugs wreak havoc in our communities, we depend on our law enforcement community to keep order, often at the risk of their own personal safety. This was the case when Officer McCormick was shot while confronting Jamal Dean, a violent drug dealer in Sioux City. Despite his injury, Officer McCormick continued to relay information to fellow officers and help keep bystanders out of harm’s way.
“The teamwork by Special Agent Monney, Detective Hansen and AUSA Fairchild as well as Officer McCormick to locate, apprehend and prosecute Dean and his associates took violent criminals off our streets and helped to make Iowa a safer place. Their selfless dedication to law enforcement, justice and public safety is something all Iowans can be proud of and grateful for. I commend the ATF for recognizing their efforts and thank them for their service,” Grassley said.
The four Iowans are being honored today at the 20th Annual ATF Awards Ceremony at ATF National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Special Agent Monney is receiving the Distinguished Service Medal. Detective Hansen, Officer McCormick and AUSA Fairchild are each receiving the ATF Honor Award.
The ATF Distinguished Service Medal recognizes acts of exceptional merit by ATF employees who have demonstrated skill, ingenuity, loyalty and devotion to duty. The ATF Honor Award recognizes significant contributions made by non-ATF employees that helped the agency accomplish its mission.
Grassley is scheduled to meet with the four recipients Monday in Sioux City.