AMERICAN FORK — The city’s police and fire departments honored Mayor J.H. Hadfield for his service and support of public safety during a recent City Council meeting.
According to a statement, Fire Chief Aaron Brems presented Hadfield with a fireman’s helmet emblazoned with the mayor’s name and the American flag that has flown over the fire station. Police Chief Darren Falslev gave the mayor an honorary badge.
Last month, Hadfield was awarded the Commanders Award for Public Service, the fourth-highest public service decoration awarded by the Army. The award was presented by retired Brig. Gen. Bruce C Frandsen, who lauded Hadfield’s efforts to support the Utah National Guard, the 1457th Engineer Battalion located in American Fork and for being a spokesman of the benefits of military service.
Hadfield has served as mayor for the past seven years. In addition to his service as mayor, Hadfield spent more than 30 years in the military service, retiring as a colonel in the Utah National Guard.