The 49th Precinct Community Council saluted several unsung heroes from the community and law enforcement at its 30th annual Fellowship Breakfast and Awards on Friday, May 18 at Maestro’s Caterers
49th Precinct Community Council’s 30th Breakfast Gala
Cop of the Year police officer Rodriguez (c) received congratulations from his wife, NYPD commanders, 49th Precinct Community Council members and elected officials.
The 49th Precinct Community Council saluted several unsung heroes from the community and law enforcement at its 30th annual Fellowship Breakfast and Awards on Friday, May 18 at Maestro’s Caterers. This year’s non-precinct honorees included Thomas Twyman Citizen of the Year Award recipient the 49th Precinct Clergy Council and Business Fellowship Award recipient the New York Botanical Garden. Law enforcement personnel from the 49th Precinct formally recognized were Cop of the Year Melvin Rodriguez, Police Administrative Aide of the Year Yvette Santiago, Auxiliary Police Officer of the Year Daniel Suarez and Explorer of the Year Aobino Victorio.
Mariel De La Cruz (2nd from r), representing NYC Comptroller Stringer, presented a commendation to the 49th Precinct Community Council’s (l-r) Hazel Miura; Joseph Thompson, president; Silvio Mazzella and Brian M. Adams.
(l-r) Maria Swieciki, former 49th Precinct commanding officer Ben Di Gregorio and Matt Sasko attended the time honored tradition.
The 49th Precinct Community Council members, NYPD, elected officials and community leaders celebrated three decades of honoring local community and law enforcement leaders.
(l-r) Deputy inspector Thomas Alps, 49th Precinct commanding officer; Joe Thompson; Al D’Angelo, Morris Park Community Association president and NYPD Bronx Borough assistant chief Larry Nikunen welcomed everyone to the breakfast gala.
Auxiliary Police Officer of the Year Suarez (c) happily accepted his award from (l-r) Joe Thompson, NYPD Community Affairs chief Nilda Hoffman, deputy inspector Alps and NYPD Bronx Borough assistant chief Nikunen.
Updated 5:16 pm, July 9, 2018