This is the sixth of a series of profiles on the nine standout public servants who received Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) honoring their high-impact contributions to the health, safety and well-being of Americans at a Washington, D.C. gala September 15. The awards, presented by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, are among the most prestigious honors given to America’s civil servants. This profile features the winner of the justice and law enforcement medal, Charles Heurich, Program Manager for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System at the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.

More than 20 years after her sister Paula Davis disappeared, Stephanie Clack went to a newly created federal website which matches missing-person cases with unidentified human remains, and quickly unraveled the disturbing mystery that for so long had haunted her family. Keep reading →