Ron ShelnuttSergeant, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
Sergeant Ron Shelnutt has served in Law Enforcement for 32 years, starting as a special deputy in 1991 for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department in Indiana. In 2018, Sergeant Shelnutt was named the Administration Officer of the Year and in 2023 was named Officer of the Year for the Indianapolis Metro Police. He has twice been awarded the Medal of Valor and in 2016 received an Emmy Award for his work with drones on Television. Sergeant Shelnutt spent 16 years in K9 before he started the drone program in 2018 for the IMPD. In 2022 Sgt. Shelnutt was named the Commander of the IMPD Aviation Unit.