The art of de-escalation protects lives, builds trust, and promotes positive interactions between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Jack Cover, who developed TASER technology, understood the significance of non-lethal force in preserving life. At Axon, we continue his mission to protect life through our products and technology.

The Jack Cover “Save of the Year” Award is given out on a annual basis to recognize one public safety professional who uses a TASER energy weapon to de-escalate a critical situation.

All qualified Jack Cover submissions will receive the Jack Cover Medal of Heroism.

Eligibility

Nominations for the Jack Cover “Save of the Year” Award are open to any First Responder who uses a TASER energy weapon (any model) to de-escalate a critical situation. All qualified submissions will receive a Jack Cover Medal of Heroism.

  • Video footage of the event is required for the winner
  • Event must have occurred within the last two years

Award Winner Experience

Each year, one Jack Cover Award winner will receive:

  • All-expenses paid trip plus guest to Axon Week 
  • Jack Cover Trophy
  • TASER 7 CQ

NOTE:

In order to be eligible to win the Jack Cover “Save of the Year” Award, nominees must submit body-worn camera footage of the incident in question in their nomination. Footage is not required to be considered for the Jack Cover Medal of Heroism.

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