Officers Win Oak Creek Citizen of the Year Award
Brian Murphy and Sam Lenda, the first officers on the scene of the mass shooting at the Oak Creek Sikh temple, are the 2013 co-Oak Creek Citizens of the Year.
The first two officers on the scene of the Sikh temple shooting have been named the 2013 co-Oak Creek Citizens of the Year.
Lt. Brian Murphy and Officer Sam Lenda were chosen by past recipients of the award and will be honored at a May 17 dinner at the Oak Creek Community Center.
"Brian and Sam have been chosen for this special annual award because of their exemplary dedication and service to the community of Oak Creek and their brave and heroic actions at the Sikh temple on August 5th, 2012," according to an event flier.
Murphy has not returned to the department since the attack as he continues his recovery. He was honored earlier this month during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
Lenda has also been honored several times since the attack. He discussed his actions during a press conference Sept. 10.