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Honored in Rose Garden ceremonies by three presidents, John Walsh has been selected as Man of the Year by dozens of law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshals, the National District Attorney's Association, and the FBI -- and, in 1992, became the first civilian to receive the prestigious Special Recognition Award of the U.S. Attorney General. American Portraits named him one of the 160 Americans who have made an outstanding contribution to the history of the United States. His proudest achievement, however: being named the nation's "Father of the Year" in 1985.
John is also the head of his own production company, Straight Shooter Productions; one of its first creations was the Emmy® Award-nominated prime-time children's special Smart Kids.