"It is a great honor to recognize these award recipients for their acts of public service and bravery. The award recipients honored today have all enhanced the efforts of the State Police in promoting the safety and quality of life of the citizens of the Commonwealth," said Colonel Mark F. Delaney, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. "On behalf of the State Police, I would like to thank and commend all the recipients."
THE MEDAL OF VALOR - Established to Bestow recognition upon sworn police personnel who have performed specific acts of bravery or have exhibited outstanding courage while performing their duties.
Trooper Shawn P. Murphy - Charlton, MA
Trooper Sean C. Barry
THE MEDAL OF MERIT - Established to bestow recognition upon police personnel who have performed specific acts of outstanding achievement far exceeding normal demands of the Department, which greatly contribute to the operation of the Department.
Sergeant Thomas A. Higginbotham - Middleboro, MA
Trooper Fred W. Geiger, Jr.
Trooper Sean P. Maher
Trooper Scott E. McCabe - Barnstable, MA
THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD - Established as the highest award to bestow recognition upon a civilian who has provided extraordinary assistance to the Department.
Mr. Kevin M. Sullivan - Carver, MA
THE MEDAL OF LIFESAVING - Established to bestow recognition upon sworn police personnel who undertake significant actions in the saving of another life.
Lieutenant Michael J. Griffin - Avon, MA
Lieutenant Michael A. Scibelli - Mass. Environmental Police
Sergeant C. Blake Gilmore - Deerfield, MA
Sergeant William J. Nee - Walpole, MA
Trooper Jeffrey D. Archambault - Sagamore Beach, MA
Trooper Maureen L. Glynn - Worcester, MA
Trooper Nicholas J. Holden - West Brookfield, MA
Trooper Matthew R. Roy - Medway, MA
Trooper Scott A. Sawicki - Shutesbury, MA
Trooper Daniel P. Wells - Quincy, MA
THE LIFESAVING AWARD - Established to bestow recognition upon civilian personnel who undertake significant actions in the saving of another life.
Ms. Juli M. Koplan
THE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD - Established to recognize a civilian member of the Department, or a member of the public who has provided outstanding assistance to the Department, or has significantly contributed to public safety.
Assistant District Attorney William Melkonian - Essex County DA's Office
Sergeant Dennis J. Berry - U.S. Army
SUPERINTENDENT'S COMMENDATION - Established to bestow recognition upon any person who has made an exceptional contribution to the Massachusetts State Police .
Captain Thomas M. Kerle - Belchertown, MA
Detective Lieutenant Kenneth F. Martin - Mattapoisett, MA
Lieutenant Michael W. Habel - Conway, MA
Lieutenant Charles G. Hanafin - Burlington, MA
Lieutenant Robert T. Rafferty Jr. - Hanover, MA
Sergeant William J. Burke - Dennis, MA
Sergeant Michael S. Fiore - Everett, MA
Sergeant Andrew S. Klane - Franklin, MA
Sergeant Christopher S. Mason - West Barnstable, MA
Sergeant Byron L. Rizos - Marblehead, MA
Sergeant Michael P. Sullivan - East Longmeadow, MA
Detective Joseph L. Cummings - Brockton Police Dept.
Officer Robert P. Bohl - Springfield Police Dept.
Officer Nicholas Cotto - Dept. of Youth Services
Officer John H. Leonard - Springfield Police Dept.
Trooper John F. Adams - Worcester, MA
Trooper Walter W. Baiardi - Fairhaven, MA
Trooper James L. Bigelow - Leominster, MA
Trooper Robert A. Bohn - Norton, MA
Trooper Matthew D. Coholan - Medford, MA
Trooper Joseph A. Collett IV - Hanson, MA
Trooper Franklin A. Davis - Brockton, MA
Trooper James P. Devlin - Brimfield, MA
Trooper Thomas J. Duane - Quincy, MA
Trooper Michael J. Fitzgerald - Westminster, MA
Trooper Thomas J. Hannon - Whitman, MA
Trooper Michael W. Hardman - Hanover, MA
Trooper Dean A. LeVangie - Brockton, MA
Trooper Joseph E. MacFarlane - Revere, MA
Trooper Andrew J. Martindell - Easthampton, MA
Trooper Scott D. McGrath - Bridgewater, MA
Trooper John R. McNeil - Groveland, MA
Trooper Shawn A. Murray
Trooper Kevin A. O'Toole - Wilbraham, MA
Trooper Russell E. Patenaude - Brimfield, MA
Trooper Lawrence M. Pushard - Lawrence, MA
Trooper Richard M. Ridlon
Trooper Luis A. Rodriguez - Southbridge, MA
Trooper Michael E. Scott - Pittsfield, MA
Trooper Nelson Zayas - Springfield, MA
Trooper Thomas A. Zine - East Falmouth, MA