Law Enforcement: Hero of the Year Award: Lieutenant Rudy Acosta

Focus Comics champions autistic and special needs kids, super heroes and local heroes. We are proud to announce that Lieutenant Rudy Acosta, has been selected for this years Hero of the Year Award (2024), within the U.S. law enforcement category. We look forward to presenting him with our Focus Comics Hero of the year award Trophy on 27th April 2024 at our venue : Samurai comics store in Glendale at 10am. Rudy will be one of our guest speakers that day along side other honorable heroes in the community.

Our Focus comic autistic and special needs students look forward to meeting Rudy, and our local heroes at their military vehicle art graduation event in celebration of Autism acceptance month. Our hope is to include as many local heroes in our students class photo for 2024.

Rudy Acosta has been a lieutenant for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office for 28 years working in different assignments. He started in January 1996 working in Patrol enforcement in the district 2. In 1999 he was transferred to the General Crimes Division where I worked as a homicide detective for 14 years. He was promoted to sergeant in 2014 and worked in patrol and investigations.  In 2020 he was promoted to lieutenant and worked in patrol and investigations. Lt. Acosta is currently assigned to District 2 as the administrative lieutenant.  This award is special to him as he is a proud father to an autistic son. Rudy loves what this project is achieving for autistic kids in the community and is honored to be a recipient of this award.

“The Focus Comics Hero awards is a celebration honoring local heroes for their courage; sacrifice, selfless service, patriotism, compassion and leadership. It is an honor to present this award to Lieutenant Rudy Acosta for embodying the values and ideals of the nation. Our Focus Comic autistic and special needs students look forward to meeting Rudy in person. We want him and as many local heroes in our Class of 2024 photo. Focus Comics are proud to champion young autistic talent, super heroes and local heroes.” Yvonne Wan, Focus Comic Creator. Social Cultural Anthropologist.