Lieutenant Wick receives the award for his heroic actions during the chase of a convicted felon and his female companion on August 28, 2011, a day after they had committed armed robbery and carjacking. The chase ended in a residential area, where the felon and his companion entered a home and shot the female occupant.
Lieutenant Wick, who was a sergeant at the time, entered the home with his canine partner, Abe, and was ambushed by gun fire. He returned fire and managed to fatally wound the felon. The home’s resident survived her injury.