Tracey DiVita, formerly from Napa, has been honored by the American Heroes campaign from Evan Williams bourbon.
DiVita's image and story will appear on special edition bourbon bottles that feature veterans, showcasing their story and achievements.
His nonprofit "Operation Good to Go" will also receive $10,000.
After serving in the Marine Corps, DiVita went through the police academy at Napa Valley College. He then returned to El Dorado County where he worked as a sheriff's deputy.