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In observance of Police Memorial Week, the New Rochelle Police Department held its annual Memorial and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 17 at the Greentree Country Club. The event honored department members for their outstanding contributions as well as the memory of those officers who sacrificed their lives in the service to the City. This year’s keynote speaker was retired NYPD Homicide Detective Randy Jurgensen, who is best known as the lead investigator into the murder of NYPD Patrolman Phil Cardillo, about whom Jurgensen also wrote in his book, Circle of Six.
Police Officer of the Year was presented to Police Officer Nicholas Zuzulo and Community Service Officer James Sheehy was named Civilian Employee of the Year. Nearly 100 members of the department were recognized for their heroic accomplishments and extraordinary work in the community with Livesaving, Commendation and Investigation awards and Unit Citations. A full list follows below.
Mayor Noam Bramson also presented an award to three elementary students for their Police Memorial Essays. First place winner, Marcello Magazzu from Davis Elementary School read his winning piece. City Manager Chuck Strome presented the Citizen of the Year award to Emilio Dedeno and Travis Okelo.
Twelve Year Perfect Attendance AwardPolice Commissioner Patrick CarrollDetective Michael CiafardiniLieutenant Edward Hayes
Ten Year Perfect Attendance AwardLieutenant Daniel ConcaDetective Claudio Carpano Nine Year Perfect Attendance AwardPolice Officer Francesco Provenzale Eight Year Perfect Attendance AwardPolice Officer Gary Lehning Six Year Perfect Attendance Award Detective Lieutenant Christopher HearleDetective Luigi AmicoDetective Sergeant Myron Joseph Five Year Perfect Attendance AwardDetective Lieutenant Gary RobinsonDetective Gregory Herring
Police Officer Anthony ColottiPolice Officer Anthony D’Angelo Three Year Perfect Attendance AwardDetective Yadilene MachadoDetective Michael ReginaPolice Officer Scott WallachPolice Officer Nicholas Zuzulo Two Year Perfect Attendance AwardDetective Vincent PisanoPolice Officer Michael Alberico Police Officer Michael DasslerPolice Officer Christopher Guglielmo
One Year Perfect Attendance AwardLieutenant J. Collins CoyneLieutenant George RosenbergenSergeant Timothy KellyDetective Timothy AdrianDetective Evangelos GeralisDetective Dwayne JonesDetective Sean KaneDetective Liliana SanchezPolice Officer Ted CordaroPolice Officer Steven GeertgensPolice Officer Matthew GlassPolice Officer Samuel GoldmanPolice Officer Jose PenaPolice Officer Michael Vaccaro