2018 Annual Awards Dinner


Dear NPDF Member & Supporter:

You are cordially invited to celebrate the National Police Defense Foundation’s 2018 Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6 PM at Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414. The NPDF Executive Board is honored to announce the following distinguished honorees well deserving of recognition.



Man of the Year Lawrence Byrne,
NYPD Deputy Commissioner
Lifetime Achievement AwardHon. Anthony A. Scarpino Jr,
Westchester County DA
President's Award Nathan Catura, National President (Ret)
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FEF Administrator Award Daniel A. Nigro,
FDNY Fire Commissioner
Distinguished Member Award Federal Agent Ray Hagemann (Ret)
SI Borough President Chief Investigator (Fmr)
Businessman of the Year Joseph Forlini,
Proprietor Forlini’s Restaurant
Profile in Courage Award Patricia Ann McDonald,
NYPD Survivor of the Shield

Our annual awards dinner helps fund the NPDF and its many charitable endeavors. One such program is “Operation Kids”, a multi-faceted child safety program that also provides lifesaving medical treatment for critically ill children. In fact, $25 from each paid ticket sold will be donated to Operation Kids.

The NPDF annual awards dinner is our major fundraiser, therefore, please support our efforts. The ticket cost is $125 and includes the infamous “Russo’s on the Bay” enhanced cocktail hour, open bar, full course dinner and entertainment.


ORDER TICKETS EARLY!! It is expected that tickets will sell out rather quickly. There will be no tickets sold at the door, nor reservations taken without advanced payment. It’s simple, tickets can be purchased by using the form below, calling our toll-free number 877-325-KIDS or by downloading the 2018 Awards Dinner Application

Select Amount of Tickets

If you are unable to attend, you can show your support to the National Police Defense Foundation and our honorees by taking an advertisement in our journal (Use our online form or download here) or by making a 100% tax-deductible donation. 

Fraternally yours,

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Joseph Occhipinti
Executive Director