815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Lewis Morris
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Dr. Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


Award to Be Presented


Huntsville, Alabama (April 10, 2011) On April 12, 2012, at the Huntsville City Council meeting, Officer John Vankampen will receive the Lifesaving Medal.


While on patrol, Officer Vankampen and his trainee were flagged down by a distressed mother that advised him her child was unable to breathe. Officer Vankampen was able to restore the baby’s breathing while simultaneously calming the mother of the child as they waitied for paramedics to arrive.


The actions of Officer Vankampen were extraordinary considering the circumstances in which they took place.  Officer Vankampen is a 5 year veteran of the Huntsville Police Department and assigned to the North Precinct as a Field Training Officer. Officer Vankampen is a credit to our department and the community he serves.


Officer Vankampen