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Posted on: May 20, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 NRPD Award Honorees

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In observance of National Police Week, the New Rochelle Police Department held its annual Memorial and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18 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 New York City Detective Steve McDonald. In 1986, Detective Steve McDonald was shot in the line of duty by a teenage gunman and became paralyzed from the neck down. Today, he is a renowned speaker regarding gun violence and the power of forgiveness.

“This is a special day of the year when the police and community get together to remember our fallen heroes and honor those officers who served the community in an exemplary fashion.”, said New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll.

Police Officer of the Year was presented to Police Officer Christopher Guglielmo and Community Service Officer William Berry was named Civilian Employee of the Year. Nearly 100 members of the department were recognized for their heroic accomplishments and for the extraordinary work they do for our community.

City Manager Chuck B. Strome presented an award to three elementary students for their Police Memorial Essays. First place winner, Stephen Philippeav from Trinity Elementary school read his winning piece.


Recipients of Awards
Police Memorial Essay Award

Stephen Philippeav, Trinity Elementary School
1st Place

Justin Friedberg, Davis Elementary School
2nd Place

Natalie M. Chang, Ward Elementary School
3rd Place

Arthur Luce Klein Award
Detective Christopher Greco

Eugene Frank Problem Solving Award
Police Officer Christopher Guglielmo

New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority Recognition Award
Police Officer Michael Vaccarro

New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Investigator Award
Detective Vincent Pisano

Empress Ambulance Lifesaving Award
Detective Thomas Raptis Police Officer Emily Hirshowitz

One-Year Attendance Award
Sergeant Robert LaBarbera Police Officer Raymond Beckley
Sergeant Justin Wilson Police Officer Michael Dassler
Detective Dario Navarrete Police Officer Edison Gramajo
Detective Vincent Pisano Police Officer Christopher Guglielmo
Police Officer Michael Alberico Police Officer Carlos Jimenez

Two-Year Attendance Award
Detective Yadilene Machado Police Officer Scott Wallach
Detective Michael Regina Police Officer Nicholas Zuzulo

Four-Year Attendance Award
Lieutenant Gary Robinson Police Officer Anthony D’Angelo
Detective Gregory Herring Police Officer Anthony Colotti

Five-Year Attendance Award
Lieutenant Christopher Hearle Detective Luigi Amico
Sergeant Myron Joseph

Six-Year Attendance Award
Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Schaller

Seven-Year Attendance Award
Police Officer Gary Lehning

Eight-Year Attendance Award
Police Officer Francesco Provenzale

Nine-Year Attendance Award
Lieutenant Daniel Conca Detective Claudio Carpano

Eleven-Year Attendance Award
Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll Detective Michael Ciafardini
Lieutenant Edward Hayes

Twelve-Year Attendance Award
Sergeant Robert Torr

Lifesaving Award
Lieutenant Daniel Conca Police Officer DeCarlo
Lieutenant William Odell Police Officer Emily Hirshowitz
Sergeant Joseph Salerno Police Officer David McCullough (2)
Detective Thomas Raptis Police Officer Jason Redner
Police Officer Timothy Childs Police Officer Lane Schlesinger

Commendation Award
Lieutenant J. Collins Coyne Police Officer Paul D’Erasmo
Lieutenant Brian Fagan (2) Police Officer Jose Diaz
Lieutenant Edward Hayes (2) Police Officer Edison Gramajo
Detective Michael Bota Police Officer Christopher Guglielmo
Detective Vincent Marion Police Officer Daniel Maldonado
Detective Glen Spinner Police Officer Jason Redner
Detective Kevin Waldron Police Officer Marc Weinerman (2)

Class C Citation
Lieutenant Neil Reynolds Police Officer Paul D’Erasmo
Sergeant Adam Castiglia Police Officer Christopher Guglielmo
Sergeant Richard Gargan Police Officer Vincent Marco
Sergeant Justin Wilson Police Officer Matthew Rice
Detective Timothy Adrian Police Officer Jason Redner
Detective Dario Navarrete Police Officer Juan Torres
Detective Joseph Savoca Police Officer Marc Weinerman
Police Officer Raymond Beckley Police Officer Giselle Wilson
Police Officer Stephen Correale

Certificate of Appreciation
Assistant Harbor Master Alexianna Campagnola

Unit Citation
Lieutenant Brian Fagan Detective Yadilene Machado
Detective Sean Kane Detective Vincent Marion
Detective Dwayne Jones

Civilian Employee of the Year
Community Service Officer William Berry

Police Officer of the Year
Police Officer Christopher Guglielmo

Police Commissioner’s Award
Police Officer Melissa Diniz
Police Officer Juan Torres
Police Officer Richard Marchetti
Police Officer Michael Vaccaro

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