Exploring Volunteers to be Recognized

2022 Spurgeon Awards to include two long-time Law Enforcement Exploring Volunteers.

The Northern Star Council will recognize two of our own at the upcoming Community Builder Celebration scheduled for November 16, 2022.

Both of these individuals began their Law Enforcement journeys as Youth Explorers in our program, one with the MN State Patrol Post and the other with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Post. One recipient has gone on to serve as the Chief of the MN State Patrol and sits on the Council Board of Directors, while the other has served as the President of MLEEA seeing us through the struggles of Covid-19 and now serves as the Immediate Past President of the MN Law Enforcement Exploring Association (MLEEA). They are coincidentally both named Matt, we are thrilled to announce that Col. Matt Langer and Deputy Matt Petrone with be awarded the William H. Spurgeon III Award.

Watch for an article after event for more information and photos.