49th Precinct Community Council Breakfast Gala

Proud mom Nelly Vargas with her son, police officer Manuel Vargas, named this year’s Cop of the Year Award recipient.
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The 49th Precinct Community Council toasted local leaders and police officers at its 29th annual Fellowship Breakfast gala and awards ceremony on Friday, May 19 at Maestro’s Caterers.

Police officer Vargas proudly displayed his award recognizing his dedicated service to the community.
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This year’s distinguished civilian honorees were Lori Solano, P.S. 108 assistant principal who was presented the Tom Twyman Citizen Award; Antony Vitaliano, Community Board 11 chairman and this year’s Civilian of the Year Award recipient and Crescenzo Di Constanzo, John Dormi and Sons Funeral Home who was presented the Business Fellowship Award.

Joseph Thompson (l), 49th Precinct Community Council president, gave Boy Scout Lucas a honorable mention, stating that he and his fellow scouts are our future.
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Captain Thomas Alps, 49th Precinct commanding officer, selected the precinct’s police officer Manuel Vargas as ‘Cop of the Year,’ senior police administrative aide Charita Davis as the Senior Police Administrative Aide Award recipient and Juan Jose Aracena as ‘Explorer of the Year.’

Crescenzo DiConstanzo (c) proudly accepted his Business Fellowship Award from captain Alps (l) and Joseph Thompson.
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Tony Vitaliano (c) was honored to be named this year’s Citizen of the Year Award recipient.
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Citizen of the Year Award recipient Lori Solano (c), received congratulations from her family, captain Alps (l) and Thompson (r).
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Explorer of the Year Award recipient Juan Jose Aracena (c) showcased his proclamation, framed award certificate and citation.
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Senior Police Administration Aide Award recipient Charita Davis (2nd from r) was honored by (l-r) Joe Thompson; her parents, Eaton ‘Ray’ Davis and District Attorney Darcel Clark and captain Alps.
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