Uniformed members of the NYPD and their loved ones gathered at Police Headquarters for the Centurion Foundation’s quarterly awards ceremony. Twenty-seven of New York’s Finest were honored for their outstanding police work and dedication to the communities they serve. Recipients of the award were recognized by their commanding officers and confirmed by a nominations committee.
NYPD Housing Chief James Secreto presented the awards on behalf of Police Commissioner O’Neill at the celebratory ceremony. Chief Secreto praised both the cops and their supportive families for the sacrifices they make every day to keep NYC safe. Among those recognized were two Emergency Service Unit officers who stopped a suicidal man from jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Additionally, officers were recognized for rescuing children from an apartment building fire, completing an arrest that led to an international grand larceny crew bust, and solving a cold case while on vacation in the Philippines.
Congratulations to all those honored for your contributions to keeping New York City one of the safest big cities in America.