CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The deadline is approaching to nominate someone for the Fifth Annual Dave Benton Crime Fighter Award.
The Champaign County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors established this annual award in 2015 in honor of former board member and WCIA-TV anchor Dave Benton.
The intent is to recognize a Champaign County citizen who most exemplifies the crime-fighting spirit Dave Benton showed during his award-winning newscasts, programs and during his tenure as a member of the Crime Stopper’s Board of Directors. He lost his battle against cancer in May of 2015.
Nominations are open to all residents of Champaign County. A nominee should be an individual who has made a difference in the fight against crime.
This person must have been involved in an ongoing activity or program which helped stop a crime, solve a case or made a big difference in resolving a dangerous situation making their neighborhood, community or Champaign County safer.
The Fifth Annual Dave Benton Crime Fighter Award will be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, July 11. The winner will also receive a monetary award of $500.
The deadline to submit a nomination is June 1.
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