Established in 2021 by Sheriff Patrick W. McDermott, the Norfolk County Heroes Award is awarded to residents of Norfolk County by the Norfolk County Sheriff in recognition of acts of heroism, community building, and public service. Nominations are made by Norfolk County residents who wish to recognize those in their communities who they believe embody the spirit of the award.

Individual residents and groups of residents are eligible to receive the award.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must live in Norfolk County. Nominators must also live in Norfolk County. Self-nominations are not accepted. Current employees of the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office and their family members are not eligible for this award.

Awards will be granted on a rolling basis. Recipients will receive a certificate of merit from the Norfolk County Sheriff, have their name listed as a Norfolk County Hero on the Sheriff’s website, and be recognized in a ceremony. (Because of COVID-19 precautions, a later group ceremony will be held to recognize all awardees who received their award during the pandemic.)

If you have questions, please email Garrett Nichols.

To nominate a Norfolk County Hero, fill out the following form:

Nominator’s Information

Nominating an Individual or Group of People?: (select one)
(If nominating a group, fill out the information for one of the individuals here, but indicate the rest of the individuals in the statement box below)

Nominee’s Information



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Press Releases

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Awards Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office $700K Grant to Expand Opioid Treatment Program
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Sheriff Patrick W. McDermott Launches “Norfolk County Heroes” Initiative
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Sheriff McDermott Praises “Are You OK” Program for Recent Saves of Two Norfolk County Residents
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Patrick McDermott Sworn In as Norfolk County Sheriff
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