Charles Heurich, program manager and leader of the team for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs.gov), has been named the winner of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) in the Justice and Law Enforcement category. The awards were created 10 years ago by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service to recognize outstanding public servants who are making high-impact contributions to the health, safety and well-being of Americans. Nine awards were presented at a gala on September 15th in Washington, D.C.
The NamUs team was honored for creating and launching the innovative, missing and unidentified persons database that allows all parties to share information and potentially solve cases nationwide. NFSTC is proud to be part of the NamUs team and to serve law enforcement, medical examiners and coroners, and families of the missing as they tirelessly work so solve these heartbreaking cases.
To learn more about the Service to America Medals, please visit: http://servicetoamericamedals.org/SAM/recipients/index.shtml
NFSTC congratulates all the winners and finalists for the 2011 awards and all public servants whose work contributes to the safety and well-being of all Americans.