Law Enforcement Luncheon 2012


                  University of Pittsburgh Police "911 Quick Response Award"                                                   City of Pittsburgh Police Honor Guard         

 On October 12, 2012 Amen Corner hosted their 12th Annual Senator John Heinz Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel, Station Square.  This year over 250 people attended the event.
The Awards were given to the following:
“Courageous Act” Award – City of McKeesport Police Officer Steve Kondrosky and White Oak Borough Police Officer Jeff Haynes.
“To Protect and Serve” Award – City of Pittsburgh Police Officers Matthew Smith and Angie Lane.
“Crime Doesn't Pay” Award – Monroeville Police Detectives James R. Hredzak and Jonathon A. Pawlowski.
“Above and Beyond” Award – City of New Kensington Police Department Patrolman Anthony Grillo.
“Starsky & Hutch” Award – City of Pittsburgh Police Officers Lawrence M. Connolly and Brendan J. Nee.
“911 Quick Response” Award – University of Pittsburgh Police Lieutenant David Basile, Sergeant Dan Papale and Officers Joshua Acre, Ron Bennett, Guy Johnson, Tom Lasky, Stephen Tomovich, Brian Turac, Brian Veze, and Joseph Washinski.
“Honorable Mention” Awards – Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Thomas Plunkard, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Edward Joyner, Allegheny County Sheriff's Commander Michelle Terry, Allegheny County Sheriff's Lieutenant Leo O'Neil.
“Hall of Fame Presentations” – Family of Police Officer John David Dryer, Family of Police Officer Derek Kotecki, Family of Deputy Commander James Ricupero.  Monroeville Police Officer James S. Markel sang "Danny Boy"
Presenters were:
David Johnson, WPXI TV-11; Honorable Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor City of Pittsburgh; Sheila Hyland, Former TV Anchor, Channels 4  & 53; Federal Judge Mike Fisher, US Third Circuit Court of Appeals; Andrew Stockey, WTAE TV-4; and Jon Delano, KDKA TV-2

Thank you again to our Keynote Sponsor UPMC.


Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon 2011

Awards Presented
Designed by Susan Wagner

President Mary Sue Ramsden, EsquireRecipient of the "Above and Beyond Award"
James Kuzak, Jr.
Kelly Frey, WTAE TV-4
Larry Dunn

On October 14, 2011 Amen Corner hosted their 11th Annual Senator John Heinz Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel, Station Square.  This year over 300 people attended the event.
The Awards were given to the following:
“Above and Beyond” Award – City of Clairton Police Officer James Kuzak, Jr.
“Courageous Act” Award – City of Pittsburgh Police Officers Timothy E. Werner and Steven P. Sywyj.
“In the Heat of the Night” Award – North Versailles Police Officers Kirk Kotchig, Erick Lakin and Travis Pomaibo and Turtle Creek Borough Police Officer Daniel Pici.
“All in the Family” Award – Franklin Park Borough Police Officer Kenneth Wise.
“Shock & Awe” Award – Castle Shannon Police Sergeant Joseph Caruso.
“I’ve Got Your Back” Award – Baldwin Borough Police Officer Jeffrey Egan.
“Crime Doesn’t Pay” Award – Allegheny County Police Detective Jason Binder.
“In Disregard for their Own Personal Safety” Award – City of Pittsburgh Police Officers John Brennan and Michael Coleman.
“Special Award for Exemplary Homicide Prosecution” Award – Deputy Allegheny County District Attorney Mark V. Tranquilli, Assistant Allegheny County District Attorney Lisa M. Pellegrini and City of Pittsburgh Police Homicide Detectives Dale W. Canofari and Brian Weismantle.
Honorable Mention Award – Green Tree Borough Police Lieutenant Chad Rannigan and Police Officer Alan Feller ~~ Allegheny County Deputy Sheriffs Anthony Fratto an Charles “Scott” McCarthy.
Presenters were:
Kelly Frey, WTAE TV-4; Honorable Tom Fitzgerald, US Marshal for Western PA; David Johnson, WPXI TV-11; Jon Delano – KDKA TV-2; Robert A. Kennedy, VP of Government Relations for UPMC; Sheila Hyland, Former TV Anchor; Honorable Linda Kelly, Attorney General, Commonwealth of PA; Honorable Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh; and Stephen Zappala, Allegheny County District Attorney

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