The Massachusetts Italian American Police Officers Association will be holding our 49th Annual Awards Banquet at the Hillview Country Club, 149 North St., North Reading, MA, on Saturday, October 28, starting at 6pm. Tickets are $60 per person or $550 for a table of 10.
DIGNATARIES in ATTENDANCE; RECOGNITION AWARDS:
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito
Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans
A7 Captain Kelley McCormick, East Boston District 7
Director of Customs & Border Patrol, Mr. William Ferrara
Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian
This year we will be honoring Boston Police District 7 Sergeant Norberto Perez, and Officers Eric Schmidt, Richard Cintolo, and Matthew Morris, as well Boston Police Officers Lenin Ortiz and Clifton Singletary, with the ITAPO Medal of Valor, for their outstanding service in the heroic efforts against an armed suspect on October 12, 2016, in Orient Heights, East Boston.
In past years we have honored Boston Police Officer John Moynihan, who was shot in the face by a gang member in Roxbury, as well as Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and Boston Firefighters Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy who were both killed while battling a fire on Beacon St. in 2014, along with Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn.
Last year we honored Boston Police Officers Eric MacPherson, Ellys Lee, and Michael Taylor of the Youth Violence Strike Force, and Detective James Coyne with the ITAPO Medal of Valor, for their outstanding service in the heroic shooting of an armed suspect firing at responding officers on Stanwood St., Roxbury, in February of 2016.
Also receiving awards at the 2016 Awards Banquet were former President of the Red Sox, Larry Lucchino, and the family of former Navy Seal Glen Doherty who was killed in Benghazi defending the American embassy from terrorists.
Also expected to attend this year is Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and A7 Captain Kelley McCormick.
Thanks and hope to see you and members of your organizations for a good cause supporting Italian-Americans and police officers.