PHOTOS & FULL VIDEO [UPDATED 9:25 PM] This evening, a number of Police Officers and Chaveirim members were the recipients of an award for their outstanding service. The awards presented by Chief Lawson to the officers were to recognize the outstanding performance and service to the department and to the community for going above and beyond their call of duty as an officer. That duty, sometimes meant putting their own lives at risk, in order to save the lives of another citizen.
Chaveirim was also recognized this evening for their continued service to the community during all types of weather, and any time of day or night. The Chief made special mention of Chaveirim’s assistance during a recent blackout where Chaveirim assisted the police by manning high-traffic intersections.
Also this evening, the Chief recognized the officers who were recently promoted.
Another civilian receiving an award, was Moshe Lankry of Pizza Plus, who the Chief thanked for sponsoring pizza for the Police Youth Camp as well as for the Night Out Against Crime events.
The Chief also announced the retirement of Deputy Chief Charles Smith – a 33 year veteran of the force – who will be retiring this Monday.
Captain Michael Mooney, who recently retired, was also given an award for his approximately 30 years of dedication to the force. TLS.