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BPD Honors over 30 Officers at Awards Ceremony

Commissioner’s Medal of Commendation

A District 

  Lieutenant Thomas J. Moran
  Detective Sergeant John F. McGrath

B District

  Police Officer Elizabeth A. Baker
  Police Officer Donna M. Benitez
  Police Officer Joseph J. Szafranski

C District 

  Police Officer Ronald J. Clark
  Police Officer David K. Daniels
  Police Officer Dennis R. Gilbert
  Police Officer Robert E. Lee

D District 

  Lieutenant Mary E. Hanley
  Lieutenant Michael A. March
  Police Officer Obed Casillas
  Police Officer Mark J. Cyrek
  Police Officer Kathleen M. Paul
  Police Officer Robert W. Yeates

E District 

  Police Officer John F. Abrams
  Police Officer James R. McAndrew
  Police Officer Joseph F. Mullen

Housing K-9 Unit 

  Police Officer Kelvin L. Sharpe

  Lieutenant Salvatore P. Losi and Thor
  Police Officer David Acosta and Konan
  Police Officer James R. Howe and Stark
  Police Officer Dennis J. Kessler and Duke
  Police Officer John T. Kujawa and Destro
  Police Baudilio R. Rodriguez and Ares
  Police Officer Mary Ellen Sawicki and Herc

Mayor’s Civilian Award of Merit

K-9 Trainers 

  Ret. Sergeant Jeff Hopkins, Niagara Regional Police
  Sergeant  Scott Johnstone, Niagara Regional Police
  Richard Schmelik, Amherst Boarding Kennels
  Ret. Police Officer David Stark, Amherst Police Dept

Civic Group 

  Buffalo Peacemakers

Civilians 

  John Booker
  David Locke

Leadership Award

E District 

  Police Officer Valerie C. Shropshire
  Police Officer Sheila Y. Suggs-Barrons

SRO  

  Police Officer Juan L. Phillips


Medal of Valor

E District Police Officer Joseph Doxbeck