Dean also returned to Colorado having been honored with NCISS’s highest honor, the Duffy Award (www.nciss.org/awards). The recipient is chosen by a committee of the six most recent recipients.
After receiving the award, it was realized that Dean is also the only member to receive all three awards (Past President Vince Ruffolo had received the Duffy Award and Wunder Award, and posthumously the 2nd Vinson Award in 2013).
In presenting the award, past recipient Maria Landry gave the following description:
This year's recipient epitomizes those traits [description below]. He is an unabashed, natural leader who has leaped into the breach to the lead the Council and has at the same time has assumed many tasks necessary for the communication to our members. He is a tireless worker for NCISS and also a past Board Chairman of PPIAC (CO) and also Governor of the Americas for the World Association of Detectives. Something that has been noted about this person is he has the greatest respect for our military and veterans. If he encounters someone in uniform or a veterans, he always thanks them for their service. It is my honor to present this year's Duffy Award to Dean Beers of Colorado.
In alternate years the “Duffy” is awarded to a person or entity outside the regular membership, who for their specific service, heroism or other exemplary deed is being honored by the Council.
For a list of past recipients, please click on the John J. Duffy Memorial Achievement Award
For a list of past recipients, please click on the Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award
See also - www.deathcasereview.com/afi-llc-blog/special-announcement-dean-beers-elected-nciss-president-2016-2017
For a list of past recipients, please click on the Vinson Award
See also - www.deathcasereview.com/afi-llc-blog/dean-beers-honored-by-nciss-with-first-vinson-award