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2016 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
jesse-hartnettPolice Officer Jesse Hartnett Philadelphia Police Department
Hero Officer Who Survived Terror Attack
Woman of the Year
mary-jo-buczek Mary Jo Buczek Survivor of the Shield
Founder of PO Michael Buczek Little League
President’s Award
chuck-wepnerCharles”Chuck” Wepner New Jersey State Heavyweight Champion
North American Heavyweight Champion
Distinguished Member Award
dhimar-balarDhimant Balar Administrator of NPDF Operation Kids
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
George M. Stiuso
Jamie Elisabeth Robertson
Huang Lin
Karly J. Abraham

Penn State, Altoona
Stony Brook University
Arizona State University
Brookdale Community College

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2015 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
vincent-prietoHonorable Vincent Prieto New Jersey Speaker of the Assembly
Woman of the Year
rosanna-scotto Rosanna Scotto Anchorwoman, Good Day New York WNYW - FOX 5
Excellence in Media Award
phillip-messingPhilip Messing Reporter, New York Post
President’s Award
richard-angeletti Sergeant Richard Angeletti N.Y.P.D. Highway Patrol President, N.Y.P.D. Columbia Association
Lifetime Achievement Award
guy-molinari Guy V. Molinari, EsqFormer Staten Island Borough President, Former New York Congressman
Distinguished Member Award
luiliarChairman Liu Wei NPDF Delegate to China
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Tess Feury
Alyssa M. Soldano
Elexa Vogel
Isha Uppal
Sabrina Sirni

Penn State
St. Joseph
Fairleigh Dickenson University
Middlesex County College
Kean University

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2014 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
cardinal-egan2His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan Archbishop Emeritus of New York
President’s Award
james-hayes SCA James T. Hayes, Jr. U.S. Department of Homeland Investigations, NYC
Lifetime Achievement Award
konrad-motykaSSA Konrad Motyka President, President Emeritus F.B.I. Agents association
Distinguished Member Award
henry-leshnower Henry Leshnower Executive Secretary FOP Memorial Lodge 100
Profiles in Courage Award
christine-levinson Mrs. Christine Levinson Spouse of FBI SSA Robert Levinson (Ret.) Kidnapped POW by Terrorists
Legislator of the Year
diane-savino Hon. Diane J. Savino New York State Senator
Profiles in Courage Award
tyler-and-carden Caden McGuire
Tyler Seddon
battling with cancer
battling with cancer
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Thomas Matousek
Caroline Kehrli
Michelle Meli
Christine Kehrli
Emelyne Tan

Joseph Barry & Technical Training Center
Bucknell University
William Paterson University
Bucknell University
School of Visual Arts College

 

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2013 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
nick-turturroNick Turturro Actor CBS Drama, “Blue Bloods”
Humanitarian Award
lenin-garces Hon. Lenin Moreno Garces Vice President of Ecuador
Lifetime Achievement Award
j-garciaSSA Jack Garcia (Ret) Federal Bureau of Investigation
Valor Award
tyree-bacon Lt. Tyree Bacon NYS Court Officer
Profiles in Courage Award
christine-levinson Mrs. Christine Levinson Spouse of FBI SSA Robert Levinson (Ret.) Kidnapped POW by Terrorists
Legislator of the Year
bill-pascrell Hon. Bill Pascrell, Jr. Member of Congress
Members of the Year 2013
pepe-zhanay Jose Zhanay NPDF Delegate to Ecuador
norma-delgado C.O. Norma Delgado (Ret.) NPDF Delegate
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Caitlin R. Fisher
Caitlin Lenihan
Neil Scott Dwyer, Jr
Breanna Malecki
Tyler Henderson

Brookdale Community College
SUNY Oneonta
University of Florida
James Madison University
Drexel University

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2012 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
david-shaferDavid Shafer Assistant Special Agent in Charge, N.Y.C. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Lifetime Achievement Award
jony-hickeyJohn Hickey New York City Police Detective (Ret).
President's Award
jon-adler Special Agent Jon Adler Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Distinguished Member Award
john-deprima Chief John DePrima (Ret) Operations Kids Administrator
Excellence in Media Award
brian-thompson Brian G. Thompson Correspondent, NBC Channel 4 News
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Jacqueline Conway
Stephanie Matousek
Michael Soldano
Nicole Milstein
Megan Fielding
Eleanor F. Abraham
St. Francis College
Morrisville State College
Stony Brook University
to be decided
Monmouth University
Fashion Institute of Technology

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2011 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
michael-cornachiaMichael T. Cornacchia Esq. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney
NPDF Legal Counsel
Woman of the Year
patricia-coulatzPatricia Coulaz Gift of Life, Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Award
james-huntASAC James J. Hunt Drug Enforcement Administration, N.Y.C.
President's Award
anhony-a Anthony Arciprete DUI Coordinator of Monroe County
Profiles in Courage Award
hugo-barerra SAC Hugo J. Barrera
joseph-anarumo ASAC Joseph Anarumo
S/A William Clark Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Miami
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Michelle Abraham
John Amry
Matthew Henderson
Jennifer Wiedemann
Tanim Yousuf

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2010 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
peter-kingCongressman Peter King111th Congress- 2nd session 2010
Woman of the Year
kathleen-riceHon. Kathleen M. Rice District Attorney of Nassau County
Lifetime Achievement Award
John F. Bourges N.Y.P.D. Detective (Ret) 1st Lt. U.S. Army Reserves
President's Award
tony-navarro Tony Navarro President Orange County Shields
Excellence in Media Award
shepard-smith Shepard Smith Fox 5 News Anchor
Distinguished Member Award
michael-rosato Michael Rosato Police Officer, New York City Police Department (Ret)
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Nicole Sanzari
Gabrielle Manas
Gazmend Kalicovic
Alexandra Silva
Carmine Soldano, Jr.

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2009 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
al-lambertiSheriff Al Lamberti Broward County Sherriff’s Office
Woman of the Year
Inspector
Theresa Shortell
Commanding Officer NYPD Special Victims Unit
Lifetime Achievement Award
Inspector
Lawrence Fields
Port Authority Police of N.Y. & N.J.
President's Award
michael-palidano Michael Palladino President Detective’s Endowment Association
Distinguished Member Award
Stanley Milstein Civil Enforcement NYS Department of Taxation & Finance
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Michael Kehrli
Caitlin Occhipinti
Gabrielle Manas
Orsolina A. Cetta
Rebecca Anne Fielding
Samantha Chierchio

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2008 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
martin-goldenSenator Martin J, GoldenState of New York
Woman of the Year
Police Officer Leigh Ann Hester Franklin, TN Police Department
Lifetime Achievement Award
William “Bill” Genet NY City Police Department (Ret.)
President's Award
Viola M. Pourie National President, IPA, US Section
Distinguished Member Award
Stuart R. GraBois, Esq NY District Council of Carpenters Benefit Fund
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Nicholas Robert DeMarco
Lauren R. Occhipinti
Lauren A. Zientek
Dominic Venezian
Christopher Milstein
George Froehlich, Jr.

 

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2007 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
robert-romanoMonsignor Robert J. RomanoDeputy Chief Chaplain NYC Police Department
Woman of the Year
christine-sloanChristine Sloan CBS Channel 2 News
Lifetime Achievement Award
SSA Charles Ferrigno US Department of Homeland Security
President's Award
michael-scagnelli Chief Michael Scagnelli New York City Police Department
Distinguished Member Award
Louis Carlucci WWII Hero
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Dan Rickles
Lisa Rickles
Lauren A. Zientek
Adriana Greco
Emily Goulden
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Quinnipac University
Towson University
New England Culinary Institute

2006 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
bob-grantBob GrantCelebrity Radio Host
Woman of the Year
Anna Venditti Survivor of the Shield
Lifetime Achievement Award
Chief Christopher Trucilo Port Authority Police of NY & NJ
President's Award
robert-basso Norman Seabrook President Correction Officer’s Benevolent Association
Distinguished Member Award
Cpt. Robert Basso Inspector General New York Guard, Army Division
Operation Kids Scholarship Recipients
Walter Hutchinson
Kristina Hickey
Michael John Boone
Yuh En Hwang
Theresa Caragliano
New Jersey City University
Quinnipac University
Rutgers University
Middlesex County College
Lehigh University

2005 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year 
tom-tyrellColonel Tom Tyrell(US MC/Ret CEO, Intrepid Sea, Air-Space Museum
Special Achievement Award
angela-occhipintiAngela Occhipinti NPDF Office Administrator
Special Achievement Award
dick-brennan Dick Brennan Fox 5 News Correspondent
Lifetime Achievement Award
frank-ferryra Lt. Frank Ferreyra New York State FOP President
Group Achievement Award
Federal Bureau of Investigation Group 22, New York City

2004 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Woman of the Year 
jenin-pirroHonorable Jenin PirrorDistrict Attorney of Westchester County
Man of the Year
daniel-donovan Honorable Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. (District Attorney of Staten Island
Lifetime Achievement Award
Detective Thomas Nerney (Ret) New York City Police Detective (1st Grade)

2003 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Woman of the Year 
leslie-snyderHonorable Leslie Crocker SnyderNew York Supreme Court Judge
Man of the Year
bill-clark Bill Clark(Ret) NYPD Detective
Executive Producer “NYPD Blue” Emmy Award Winning TV Series
Special Achievement Award
Detective Gregory O’connell (Ret.)
Profiles in Courage Awards
Detective Jeffrey Scott Hornoff
Narcotic Agent John “Sparky” McLaughlin
Narcotic Agent Charles Micewski
Narcotic Agent Dennis McKeefery
Narcotic Agent Eggles



2002 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year  
bernard-kerik Bernard KerikCommissioner New York City Police Department (Ret)
Woman of the Year
Dr. Deborah Mandell Director of NPDF Psychological Services
Profiles in Courage Award
Police Officer William Jimeno
Special Achievement Award
robert-caron Chief Robert Caron Port Authority Police New York & New Jersey
Operation Kids Special Achievement Award
Police Officer Joseph Zarrelli New York City Police Department (Ret.)
Special Unit Citation Awards
Special Agent Richard Marx
Deputy Inspector James Luongo
Special Agent Joseph Gloria
Special Agent Mark Norberg
Lt. Bruce Bovino
Senior Inspector Jack Russo
Detective Arthur J. Williams
Lt. Brian Tierney


Federal Bureau of Investigation
New York City Police Department
Special Agent In Charge, US Customs Service
U.S. Secret Service
New York City Police Department
U.S. Customs Service
New York City Police Department
Port Authority Police of New York & New Jersey

2001 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year    
benjamin-gilman Congressman Benjamin Gilman
Profiles in Courage Award
ted-buczek Ted Buczek Survivor the Shield
Special Achievement Awards

Captain Patrick Harnett
Captain Ken Roe
Detective George Kennedy
Detective Joe Piraino
Detective Eddie Velasques
Detective Jim Conaboy
Detective Jerry Giorgio
Detective Tony Imperato
Detective Robert Smal
Lieutenant Joseph Reznick
Detective Sam Gribbin
Detective Tom Nerny
Detective John Ryan
Detective Ralph Angalada
Detective Nelson Thau
Special Agent Joseph Occhipinti
Detective John Hickey
Captain Salvatore Blando NYC Police Department

2000 NPDF ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Man of the Year  
guy-molinari Honorable Guy V. MolinariStaten Island Borough President
Special Achievement Award
steve-dunleavy Steve DunleavyColumnist New York Post
Operation Kids Humanitarian Award
robert-donnoRobert Donno Chairman, Gift of Life
sean-levchuck Dr. Sean Levchuck St. Francis Hospital
hernam-holquin Honorable Hernan Holquin Consul General of Ecuador
brian-jordan Fr. Brian J. Jordan St. Francis Church