49th Precinct Community Council’s 31st Breakfast Gala

Allerton Co-op’s Janice Walcott (2nd from l) and Yovanna Perez celebrated with (l-r) captain Andrew Natiw, 49th Precinct commanding officer; 49th Precinct Community Affairs police officer David Lepore and Joseph Thompson, 49th Precinct Community Council president.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The 49th Precinct Community Council saluted several unsung heroes from the community and law enforcement at its 31st annual Fellowship Breakfast and Awards on Friday, May 24 at Maestro’s Caterers. This year’s non-precinct honorees included Thomas Twyman Citizen of the Year Award recipient Silvio Mazzella and Fellowship Award recipient Bronx Jewish Council of Pelham Parkway.

(front, l-r) Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen, Patrol Borough Bronx commanding officer; police officer Lepore; captain Natiw; Joseph Thompson; honoree Silvio Pacifico; (back, l-r) District Attorney Darcel Clark; Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez; Councilman Mark Gjonaj and Mike Messina, representing Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Law enforcement personnel from the 49th Precinct formally recognized were Cop of the Year police officer Patrick McGovern, Police Administrative Aide of the Year Joanne Alberty, Auxiliary Police Officer of the Year sergeant Eduardo Caraballo and Explorer of the Year lieutenant Somaia Herrati.

The Bronx Jewish Council of Pelham Parkway received the 49th Precinct’s Fellowship Award.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Silvio Mazzella (2nd from r) proudly accepted his award from (l-r) Thompson, assistant chief Nikunen and captain Natiw.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Police administer aide Joanne Alberty graciously accepted her award during the ceremony.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Lieutenant Somaia Herrati was presented the Explorer of the Year Award.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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