Every year the Johnson Phelps VFW Post 5220 honors the Oak Lawn Police & Fire Officer of the Year Award. This year the Police Department recipient was Officer Luke Sevening. He received his award for his actions on September 28, 2015 when he, with the help of other Police personnel apprehended an offender of a shooting incident from a nearby town. Officer Sevening monitored radio traffic from the other town and was able to develop a license plate of the offending vehicle which helped to narrow his search for the vehicle during busy evening traffic. He located the vehicle and provided continuing information for fellow Officers who assisted in stopping the vehicle while protecting the public who were nearby during a volatile situation.
In the Photograph: Luke and his family. (Wife Kelly, Kelly is holding Damien, and Julian is to Luke’s left.)