Prince George's County Police, Valor Awards
Sergeant Robert Harvin, Jr.
Gold Medal of Valor
Police Officer of the Year
On May 4, 2007, Sergeant Harvin was off-duty when he observed flames shooting out of the roof of a nearby house located in the 7900 block of Orchard Parkway in Bowie. Realizing the potential danger, he immediately rushed to the residence in fear there would be people trapped inside. He began banging on the door and shouting in an effort to alert the occupants of the home. When he received no response, Sergeant Harvin, without regard for his own safety or protective equipment, entered the residence.