The Suffolk Police Department honored its personal Tuesday throughout its annual awards ceremony held at City Hall.
The occasion is held to honor and acknowledge sworn and non-sworn members of the division, together with residents who’ve contributed to the success of the division and the service offered to the Suffolk neighborhood.
Special recognitions had been offered for the dispatcher of the 12 months, supervisor of the 12 months, police officer of the 12 months, area coaching officer of the 12 months, and civilian worker of the 12 months.
“This awards ceremony is our chance to formally recognize the bravery, tenacity and commitment of our officers and staff,” stated Mayor Mike Duman. “In addition, we’re afforded the opportunity to recognize citizens that have chosen to step forward to be involved and give unselfishly of themselves for their fellow citizens.”
The officers honored “exemplify what it means to be a member of the Suffolk Police Department,” however, he stated, residents “should not lose sight of the unheralded work all of our officers do on a day-to-day basis.”
Communications Operator Samantha Kasecamp – Dispatcher of the Year
Kasecamp is commonly acknowledged by her coworkers and supervisors as being a mannequin worker, a employee who’s all the time keen to assist out her coworkers and somebody who’s keen to tackle additional time in an effort to be sure that the emergency communications heart is working and in a position to present glorious service to metropolis residents.
Sgt. Nicholas Gasparini – Supervisor of the Year
Gasparini was acknowledged by his supervisors and by the officers on his squad as a strong chief, a educated supervisor and a sergeant who brings a various background to his patrol officers. His previous experiences within the Neighborhood Enforcement Teams and the Special Investigations Unit permit him to supply investigative experience to new and growing officers. He takes cost of fast-moving conditions and is trusted by the officers below his command.
Master Police Officer Detective Shelly Koziana – Police Officer of the Year
For her devoted and diligent work as a detective throughout 2021, investigating a few of the metropolis’s most violent crimes, Koziana was acknowledged by her supervisors and fellow detectives as a consummate skilled who’s keen to go the additional mile to verify a criminal offense is solved. Many violent crimes had been cleared because of her arduous work, and she or he has helped carry justice and closure to metropolis residents.
Officer Daniel Currier – Field Training Officer of the Year
Currier was acknowledged by the supervisors within the area coaching program and by the brand new officers he has skilled over the course of 2021. He is affected person, offers good suggestions, and is a wealth of data to his trainees. He has helped form the long run officers of the Suffolk Police Department.
Kristen Dolan – Civilian Employee of the Year
Dolan works because the division’s social media and advertising skilled. She has spearheaded a number of social media outreach tasks, produced movies for varied division items, and maintained all the division’s social media accounts. She is commonly the primary individual folks have contact with after they attain out to any of SPD’s on-line accounts. Her work has been exemplary throughout 2021.
Lt. David Heroux, MPO Marcus Carter, MPO Benjamin Delugo, Officer James Chapman, Officer Jesse Fede, Officer Adrian Feliz, Officer Travis Gardner, Officer Judson Gauf, Officer Jalin Green, Officer Khandi Johnson, Officer Elizabeth Kellogg, Officer Payton Kerlee, Officer Veronica More, Officer Travis Reichmuth, Officer Kevin Southern, Officer Hailey White
Police Officer of the Quarter
Officer Michael Childs Jr., Officer Kristi Gaines, Officer Matthew Grice, MPO Det. Shelly Koziana
Capt. Jesse Epperson, CACO Meghann McGillvray-Lanier, Sgt. Samantha Bradshaw, Sgt. Matthew Faubion, Sgt. Jason Lyons, MPO William Craig Jr., MPO Benjamin Delugo (2), MPO Paul Hutta (2), MPO Shane Sukowaski, MPO Michael Uriah, MPO Det. Joyce Williams, Det. Madison Cabell, Officer Michael Childs Jr., Officer Daniel Currier, Officer Branden Garrison, Officer David Green, Officer Zachary Hyman, Officer Danielle Jones, Officer Trent Marshall, Officer Elizabeth May, Officer Daniel Nesbitt (2), Officer Rosario Tumminello, ACO Kathleen McLendon, ECO Angelique Davis, ECO Kimberly Duncan, ECO Lindsey Holloman, ECO Shira Hunter, PRT Sandra Jackson, PRT Patrice Jones, PRT Shannon Long, PRT Jessica Raines, PRT Catherine Richards, PRT Darlene Tuttle, K9 Salvo (2)
Community Service Awards
Lt. Gary Myrick, Lt. Troy Shelton, MPO Nicole Heyward, MPO Paul Hutta, MPO Det. Shelly Koziana, Officer Travis Gardner, Officer Judson Gauf, Officer Matthew Grice, Officer Dazemone Joseph, Officer Marco Leslie, Officer Joshua Monson, For. Tech. Mary Delugo
Medal of Valor
Officer Zachary Hyman
Jacob Barton, Amy Bedner, Erin Bush, Brandon Colbert, MFS Ashley Frescatore (HPD), Alister Ortiz, Chad Thompson, Cordell Waters