Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NY State Police to hold 40th Annual Memorial Service and Awards Ceremony

State Police to hold 40th Annual Memorial Service and Awards Ceremony

Event: New York State Police 40th Annual Awards Day Ceremony and Memorial Service

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time: Memorial Service – 9:30 AM
Annual Awards Ceremony - 11:00 AM

Location: Memorial Service: New York State Police Academy Building 24, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY  

Awards Ceremony: UAlbany Performing Arts Center 

In 2015, the New York State Police lost one member in the line of duty, Trooper Donald Fredenburg Jr., SP Academy. All deceased State Police members will be honored at the Memorial Service.
Following the Memorial Service, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico will present the following awards:
Brummer Award – The New York State Police’s highest award for heroism
Trooper Donald L. Atkinson - Troop C – IACP 2015 Trooper of the Year
Trooper Lawrence F. Gurdo II – Troop D

Superintendent’s Commendation Awards
Major Charles Guess – Troop B
Technical Sergeant Jay D. Cook – Troop B
Technical Sergeant Ronald M. Pena – Troop B
Trooper Thomas A. Gallery - Troop D
Trooper Christopher B. Braun - Troop E
Trooper Craig T. Rose – Troop K
Trooper Talia L. Duke – Troop K
Trooper Thomas J. Famighetti – Troop K
Trooper Steven T. Hobson – Troop K (retired)
Investigator Charles B. Fontanelli - Troop L
Senior Investigator Leslie J. Simpson – Troop NYC
Investigator Brian R. Augustine- Troop NYC
Investigator James J. Durkin- Troop NYC
Technical Sergeant John J. Heverly - Aviation

Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Traffic Safety Award
Trooper Anthony R. Cordick – Troop B

George M. Searle Memorial Award
Captain Michael J. Regan - Academy

Trooper William V. McDonagh Award
Zone Sergeant Daniel B. McMorris – Troop K

Superintendent’s Unit Citation Award
Forensic Investigation Center – Biological Science Section and Forensic Identification Unit
Human Resources - Benefits Administration Unit, Member Hiring/Recruitment Unit and the Civilian Hiring Section

Supervisor Recognition Awards
Ms. Julie Pizziketti – Director of Biological Services
Technical Sergeant Christopher M. Giovazzino – Troop B

Civilian Employee Recognition Award
Ms. Tammy A. Werts – Troop A